Richard Walker Appointed UHCL President
05/20/2022, 04:45:01 PM
Chancellor Renu Khator

Dear UHCL Faculty, Staff, and Students –

It is with great pleasure that I announce Dr. Richard Walker as the sixth president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake effective May 20, 2022, pending the Board of Regent's approval at their next meeting.

Today’s decision comes after conducting a thorough and exhaustive national search, aided by a search firm and search committee comprised of students, faculty, deans, alumni, and other supporters, that helped yield a strong and diverse pool of experienced candidates for consideration. I thank President Robert Glenn and the members of the search committee for their hard work and commitment during this process and appreciate their service to UHCL.   

Dr. Walker is a seasoned educational administrator who has demonstrated a commitment to students and academic excellence in each role he has served during his distinguished career as an educator.  He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Miami, a specialist of education and bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Memphis.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Walker on his selection as the next president and in wishing him well as he moves the University of Houston-Clear Lake to the next level of excellence.

Renu Khator
Chancellor, University of Houston System

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