UHS Chancellor Khator Names Special Assistant for International Initiatives

UH-Victoria President Tim Hudson to Assume Newly Created Post

University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator has appointed Tim Hudson, president of UH-Victoria (UHV), to the newly created position of Special Assistant to the Chancellor for International Programs and Initiatives.

In this capacity, he will help coordinate the UH System’s overall efforts to expand and enhance its international presence.  Hudson will work closely with the presidents of the four UHS universities.  He is scheduled to begin Sept. 1.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone of Tim’s caliber take on this challenging new task,” Khator said.  “Given his academic background in geography and international relations, including being a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and working for the U.S. State Department, he brings a wealth of experience to this position.”

Hudson, who has been president of UHV since 2004, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment.

“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at UHV, but this is a rare opportunity and I’m ready for a new challenge,” he said.  “We all know what a premium Chancellor Khator places on expanding our international partnerships, so this will be a very demanding but very rewarding responsibility.”

Khator praised Hudson’s tenure as president of UHV. 

“Under his leadership, UHV has made remarkable progress,” she said, noting the recent expansion into a full four-year institution with student housing and intercollegiate teams in baseball and softball. 

Hudson received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University and served as provost at the University of Southern Mississippi before coming to UHV.

For more information, contact Richard Bonnin, director of media relations for the University of Houston, at 713-743-8155.


The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan higher education system, encompassing four universities and two multi-institution teaching centers.  The universities are the University of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year undergraduate university with selected graduate programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake, an upper division and master’s-level institution, and the University of Houston-Victoria, a four-year undergraduate university with selected graduate programs.  The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land in Fort Bend and the UH System at Cinco Ranch.  In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio and classical radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station.