UH President is Featured Guest at Second Bauer Alumni Breakfast of the Season
UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator will be the featured speaker on Oct. 20 at the Bauer College Alumni Association Monthly Networking Breakfast at the Houston City Club.
In her role, Khator oversees a four-university organization that serves 65,200 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.3 billion, and generates a $3.5 billion-plus impact on the Greater Houston area’s economy each year. Khator was appointed in January 2008, and is the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive public research university in the United States.
During her tenure, UH has experienced record-breaking research funding, enrollment, and private donations. UH launched its 75-acre Energy Research Park, part of her $604-million campus construction program, and became a member of the Texas Medical Center. In 2011, UH became a Tier One university, with the Carnegie Foundation elevating it into the top category of research universities. The university was also recognized by The Princeton Review for excellence in undergraduate education and by the Chronicle for Higher Education as an exceptional workplace.
Khator, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, India, serves on a number of international, national, and local boards, including the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council, the American Council on Education, the Business-Higher Education Forum, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Technology Center, and the Texas Medical Center CEO Group. A noted scholar in the field of global environmental policy, she has published numerous books and articles on this subject.
By Ashley Evans