UH President and System Chancellor Renu Khator and UH System Regent Nelda Blair were honored by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) for their contributions to education and community service. The GHWCC presented Khator with the Education Excellence Award and Blair received Citizen of the Year honors at the organization’s annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at the Omni Houston Hotel.
President Khator leads the university’s ongoing effort to become a Tier One university, as UH increases enrollment, expands its research initiatives and recruits world-renowned faculty.
Nelda Blair, GHWCC Citizen of the Year, was appointed to the UH Board of Regents in 2008 by Gov. Rick Perry. She offers her time and leadership to numerous civic organizations throughout Texas, impacting everything from arts to education, including serving as President of the Conroe ISD Education Foundation, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Houston’s Future.
Education remains the most important initiative of the GHWCC, a non-profit business organization of influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women. The GHWCC offers avenues of leadership for women through education, advocacy and mentoring programs.