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Greetings From President Khator

Welcome to the University of Houston, where our students acquire the abilities and intellect that an increasingly global environment demands. Their success is our success, and nothing takes greater priority. As a Tier One public research institution and one of the country’s most vibrant and ethnically diverse universities, UH prepares the skilled workforce, accomplished leaders and innovative problem-solvers that are now essential for an enlightened and engaged community. Our University – Houston’s University – takes pride in its deep local roots and celebrates its transformation into a nationally competitive institution where energy, health care and the arts flourish and support our city’s reliance on those key enterprises.

— Renu Khator

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Previous Fall Addresses >


  • Spring Semester Update – COVID-19

    Happy New Year and welcome back! We are starting the new semester with mixed emotions – excitement, anxiety and anticipation.

    January 13, 2021

  • President's Update

    As we approach the close of a very challenging year, I sincerely hope that the vaccines and other advances in treatment will soon get us on a path to a stable recovery. Even under the best of scenarios, we anticipate the lingering effects of the pandemic will last until 2023. During this time, we will do our best to keep everyone safe and mitigate an adverse impact on our ability to fulfill our mission or to advance toward our vision.

    December 21, 2020

  • Fall Semester Update for Students

    I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and healthy. I further hope that your studies are going well, and that you are progressing toward your degree despite all the challenges posed by this global pandemic. These are difficult times, but I am very proud of the resiliency and tenacity that you have shown.

    November 11, 2020


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Houston, Texas 77204-2018
(713) 743-8820