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Office of the Provost Staff

The Provost oversees 9 separate academic areas, each with an assistant, associate, or vice provost. For a list of key personnel, please see below. Additionally, the deans of the colleges, school of nursing, and UH Libraries report to the Provost.

Office of the Provost

Marketing and Communication:

  • Vacant | Executive Director, Communications 

Education Innovation and Technology

Jeff Morgan, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology | 832-842-4725
  • Janis James | Executive Administrative Assistant | 832-842-4725

CASA Testing Services:

College / Division Information Services:

Distance and Online Operations:

  • Sandra Lozano | Director, Distance and Online Operations | 713-743-1560
    • Rachel Robb | Program Director 2 | 713-743-1658 
    • Vacant | Program Manager  

Education Innovation and Technology:

Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support:

Online Functional Support:

Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

Mark Clarke, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs | 713-743-6894
  • Lisa Farr | Senior Faculty Administrative Coordinator, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs | 713-743-6894

Academic Policy:

  • Vacant | Assistant Provost, Academic Policy, Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs and Assessment:

Faculty Engagement and Development:

  • Lacey L. Schmidt, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Faculty Engagement and Development | 713-743-6592
    • Leslie A. Coward, Ph.D | Assistant Director, Faculty Engagement and Development | 713-743-2762
    • vacant | Administrative Assistant, Faculty Engagement and Development |

Measurement and Evaluation Center:

  • Nia Soeharto | Program Director 1, Measurement and Evaluation Center | 713-743-5441

Ombuds Services:

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity

  • Erika Henderson, Ed.D. | Associate Provost, Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity | 713-743-0486
    • Andrea Renee Charles | Executive Administrative Assistant | 713-743-6268
    • Vacant | Program Director 2 

Finance and Administration

Sabrina Hassumani, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Finance and Administration | 713-743-2755

  • Thuyhang (Vivianne) Do | Executive Director, Academic Affairs Finance and Administration | 713-743-0449
    • Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration:
      • Bradley Eanes | Executive Director, Academic Affairs Finance and Administration | 713-743-0444
    • Provost Business Office:
      • Vanessa Torres | Executive Director, Provost Business Office | 713-743-0442
    • Business Operations, University of Houston at Sugar Land:
      • Ruby Haroon | Director, Business Operations, University of Houston at Sugar Land | 713-743-1254

Global Strategies and Studies

Michael Pelletier | Founding Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement | 713-743-7592

Global Initiatives:

Learning Abroad:

Graduate School

Sarah C. Larsen, Ph.D. | Vice Provost and Dean, University of Houston Graduate School | 713-743-7948

Graduate Admissions:
  • Vacant | Associate Director
    • Christen Powers | SEVIS Coordinator | 832-842-8327
    • Vacant | Program Manager 2 
    • Fitzgerald Smith | Program Manager 2 | 713-743-1740
    • Vacant | Transcript Analyst 2 
    • Vacant | Transcript Analyst 2 
    • Shamyra Gaines | Admissions Assistant 2 | 713-743-6841
    • Victoria Saucedo | Admissions Assistant 2 | 713-743-1557 
    • Vacant | Admissions Assistant 2 
Graduate Programs and Student Records:

Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Joseph A. Curtin, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Institutional Research and Effectiveness | 713-743-4372

  • Paul Turcotte | Senior Research Analyst | 713-743-0643
  • Sarah Goble | Executive Administrative Assistant | 713-743-7800

Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation:

  • Monique Baucham, MBA, Ed.D. | Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation | 713-743-0619
    • Youmei Liu | Director, Assessment / Accreditation | 832-842-8707
    • Amy O'Neal | Director, Assessment / Accreditation | 713-743-8735
    • Bobbie Koen | Program Manager 2 | 713-743-8885

Institutional Research and Information Management:

  • Susan Moreno, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Institutional Research and Information Management | 713-743-0640
    • Vyas Krishnamurthy | Assistant Director, Institutional Research | 713-743-0644
    • Vacant | Business Intelligence Developer
    • Moumita Mukherjee | Senior Research Analyst | 832-842-5543
    • Vacant | Senior Research Analyst
    • Vacant | IR Analyst 
    • Julie Nguyen | IR Analyst | 713-743-0657

Quality Enhancement Plan:

  • Anne Dayton, Ph.D. | Director, Cougar Initiative to Engage | 713-743-0534
    • Fan Wu, Ph.D. | Assessment and Evaluation Analyst, Cougar Initiative to Engage | 713-743-4389

University of Houston at Sugar Land and University of Houston at Katy

Jay Neal, Ph.D. | Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Houston at Sugar Land and the University of Houston at Katy | 713-743-2652

Undergraduate Student Success

Teri Longacre, Ph.D., J.D. | Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Success | 713-743-4669

Pre-Health Advising:

Retention and Graduation Initiatives:

  • Tara Sass | Director, Retention and Graduation Initiatives | 713-743-1603
    • Morgan Meeks | Program Coordinator 2, Retention and Graduation Initiatives | 713-743-7543

Undergraduate Academic Affairs:

Undergraduate Student Success Center:

Writing Center: