The University of Houston Magazine

Achieving Excellence

Renu Khator with Regent Chair Ray, Regent Welcome Wilson Sr., and Regent Jim Wise

A Celebration of Excellence
Enjoying the festivities: President Renu Khator, Regent Chair Carroll Ray,
Regent Welcome W. Wilson Sr. and Regent Jim Wise
(top, front row, left to right). Hitting a high note: Renowned singer and UH alumna
Barbara Padilla entertains the audience with her vocal prowess (4th row, right).

— Photos by Thomas Campbell and Thomas Shea

Trumpet to fan and audience listening to Khator's speech

President Renu Khator

Mascot and Barbara Padilla

Khator popping baloons

Proud enought to pop!  A balloon drop provides a rousing finale (above).