Greetings from Interim Provost Robert McPherson
08/02/2022, 03:50:02 PM
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Dear University of Houston Community,

I hope everyone is enjoying these final weeks of summer and preparing for the semester ahead.

This week, I step into the roles of UH interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the UH System.

Admittedly, these are big shoes to fill following the retirement of my friend and colleague Paula Myrick Short. Rest assured, I am ready to listen and learn. Most importantly, I am prepared to provide leadership to Academic Affairs, Enrollment Services, and all other areas under the Office of the Provost.

As you’re aware, a national provost search is under way. Updates will be available as candidates are identified, and I’m ready to support the search committee’s efforts.

In the meantime, I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working alongside all of you in continuing this great institution’s momentum.

Thank you for your confidence and support! I’ll see you on campus soon!



Robert McPherson
Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH

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