Celebrating The Year With Alumni And Loyal Friends

“We have held numerous notable events this past year, and all have strengthened and confirmed the fact that we are a University that mirrors the energy of this great city. Whether we are ushering in a new era in athletics or hosting a world-class speaker, we are changing the climate of the city of Houston for the better. We celebrate the times we were brought together, and honor the spirit of ingenuity, diversity and creativity that enlivens the UH experience.”

—Eloise Dunn Stuhr, vice president for University Advancement

University Center Ribbon Cutting

The New University Center Opening

"Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive since we opened the transformed University Center — as soon as the building opened, students were taking to Twitter to call it 'perfect' and 'the spot to be.'"

Rodeo Parade

“We always say if it’s important to Houston, it’s important to the University of Houston. And the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a great example.”

—Renu Khator, chancellor, UH System, and president, University of Houston

Rebecca Eaton/Downton Abbey Houston Public Media Event

“This special evening drew an A-list crowd of almost 300 for Houston Public Media’s treasured mission of providing content that elevates, educates, entertains and inspires the citizens of Southeast Texas.”

—Lisa Shumate, executive director and general manager, Houston Public Media

UH Vanguard Society - Chevron

“Each company represented in the UH Vanguard Society has given and continues to give so much to this University. These 11 companies account for more than $130 million in donations to the University of Houston. This society is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to each of them.”

—Mark Putnam, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Schlumberger Building Opening

“This facility was at the epicenter of the energy industry’s technological evolution for much of the 20th century. It is both humbling and exciting to think that UH will carry on the tradition of innovation that Schlumberger began here.”

—Eloise Dunn Stuhr, vice president for University Advancement

60th Annual Alumni Awards Gala

“The University of Houston is a lot like the real world. It is a lot like the city of Houston. It’s big, it’s scrappy … and it’s wide open to give people chances.”

—Philip Zelikow (J.D. ‘79), former executive director of the 9/11 Commission and professor at the University of Virginia

Blaffer Gallery

“What an impressive night! Everyone loved the decor, music, art and overall vibe. It was amazing, and quite a few people who have never been to the Blaffer Art Museum now have it on their radar.”

—Ryan Gordon, Gala co-chair and Blaffer Art Museum Advisory Board chair

Support Organizations Leadership Celebration

“Individually, private support organizations and foundations affiliated with the University of Houston bring myriad voices, opportunities and benefits to our campus. Working together, these organizations will play a pivotal role in reaching our goals and pursuing unprecedented levels of excellence.”

—Renu Khator, chancellor, UH System, and president, University of Houston

Alley Theatre Press Conference

“You can feel the vibrant energy the students bring as they train under one of the great American theatre companies.”

—Jim Johnson, director of the UH School of Theatre and Dance

Inaugural Board of Visitors Meeting

“The members of this group were selected for their expertise and excellence in a variety of fields. This board is comprised of people who care about Houston and are confident that UH can play a vital role in advancing the city.”

—John T. McNabb II, chairman, Board of Visitors

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