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News Release U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O U S T O N
 

Summary: News Release
U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O U S T O N
Office of University Communication Houston, TX 77204-5017 Fax: 713/743-8199
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marisa Ramirez
May 18, 2010 713/743-8152 (office)
713/295-0712 (cell)
mrcannon@uh.edu
UH CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RENAMED FOR FORMER LT. GOV. WILLIAM HOBBY
Tribute Honors Hobby's Legacy in Public, Private and Academic Arenas
HOUSTON, May 18, 2010--The University of Houston center that conducts impartial research of public policy issues
now will bear the name of a giant in the world of public service, media and academics. The UH Center for Public
Policy (CPP) has been renamed the Hobby Center for Public Policy in honor of William P. Hobby.
"Bill Hobby's lifetime of achievements in the public and private sector and in academia exemplify the critical
ingredients of creating a Tier One university: excellence, innovation, dedication and plain old hard work," said
Professor Jim Granato, director of the CPP. "The Hobby Center for Public Policy will be a reflection of this remarkable
man's accomplishments."
Hobby was sworn in as lieutenant governor of the state of Texas in 1973. It was a position he would hold for
18 years, longer than any other person elected to it. During his tenure, he was widely respected for his legislative ability
and his dedication to higher education. Hobby served as president of the Houston Post for nearly 20 years, until the sale

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology