UHCL President Search Committee

Dear UHCL Colleagues- 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Search Committee for the next University of Houston-Clear Lake President. This Committee (list of members below) will be chaired by Richard Walker, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, UH System. He will be assisted in this process by the search firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. My expectation is that most of the Committee’s work will be done during Spring 2017 with the hope of filling the position by Fall 2017.

The Committee's role is advisory in nature and is charged with (a) developing a strong and diverse pool of candidates, (b) screening eligible applicants, (c) inviting finalists for campus interviews and (d) providing its assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each interviewee. I have asked the Committee to seek your input in completing its task.

I request that you please help the Committee in creating a strong and diverse pool of candidates by nominating qualified individuals. I have asked the Committee chair to keep you informed about the process and respectfully request that you meet the candidates when invited for interviews. Your input and guidance will help us find a leader who will continue to transform and elevate UHCL and the UH System.

Presidential Search Committee Members 

Richard Walker, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, UH System

Kevin Wooten, Ph.D., Faculty Chair and Professor, Management, College of Business, UHCL

Judith Márquez, Ph.D., Professor, Studies in Language and Culture, College of Education, UHCL

Dorothea C. Lerman, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, UHCL

Sadegh Davari, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science, and Chair, Department of Computing Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, UHCL

David Garrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physics, College of Science and Engineering, UHCL

Lisa Gossett, J.D., Associate Professor and Program Chair, Environmental Management, College of Business, and President, Faculty Senate, UHCL

Mark D. Shermis, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, UHCL

Darlene Biggers, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Student Services, UHCL

Rhonda Thompson, M.A., Associate Vice President for University Advancement, UHCL

Jean Carr, Executive Director, Budget, UHCL

Trisha N. Ruiz, M.Ed., Director, Veteran Services, UHCL

A.J. Johnson, President, Student Government Association, UHCL

Marilyn S. Sims, J.D., Attorney, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C., UHCL Distinguished Alumna Honoree

Juan Traslaviña, Senior Software Engineer, Science Applications International Corp., UHCL Distinguished Alumnus Honoree

Thank you for your interest and engagement. 
Renu Khator 
Chancellor, University of Houston System