President Khator to Participate in Student Town Hall Meeting

Administration seeks comments about students’ concerns, future direction of university

As President Renu Khator's first 100 days in office come to a close, University of Houston students are invited to attend a town hall meeting Friday to participate in a discussion about student responses to a survey aimed at collecting ideas to strengthen the reputation of the university and help chart its future.

Hosted by the Student Government Association, the Student Video Network and The Daily Cougar, the town hall meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the University Center Underground, Mediterranean Room.

Alan Roberts, president of InSite Survey Systems, which managed the First 100 Days survey, will give a brief overview of the responses. The survey, which is ongoing, is being conducted online at: Khator will then lead a discussion about the results with a panel of student representatives.

Khator began the "Building Our Future: The First 100 Days" initiative to seek ideas from students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members and to foster a sense of participation in building the future of the university. She has received more than 11,000 suggestions, which range from strengthening the on-campus community and improving graduation rates to attracting nationally prominent faculty and promoting stronger local research partnerships. She is preparing to meet with the Board of Regents and her leadership team to analyze the suggestions and outline a vision for the future as well as strategies, plans and priorities.

WHAT: Student Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: 10-11 a.m., Friday, April 25
WHERE: University Center Underground, Meditteranean Room