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 Date: August 30, 2010 Contact:  Richard Bonnin 713-743-8155

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UHV presidential search committee appointed


HOUSTON, August 30, 2010 – A search committee to select a new president for the University of Houston-Victoria was announced today by University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator.


Chaired by William Staples, president of UH Clear Lake, the 12-member committee will conduct a nationwide search before making its recommendation.


In addition to Staples, presidential search committee members include: ·


  • Tom Butler – president, Victoria College
  • Jane Fry – president, Faculty Senate/associate professor, education, UHV
  • Dagoberto Gilb – executive director of Centro Victoria
  • Yong Glasure – professor, business, UHV
  • Miles Harrison, Staff Council chair, UHV
  • Jan Jacob -- co-chair of the Crossroads Commission on Education
  • Massoud Metghalchi – professor, business, UHV
  • Paige Ruschhaupt – Student Senate president, UHV
  • Cindy Schnebly – former president, Faculty Senate, associate professor, arts and sciences, UHV
  • Kathryn Tart – dean of nursing, UHV
  • Kay Kerr Walker – former UH System regent



About the University of Houston System

The University of Houston System is a comprehensive system of higher education institutions serving to further the intellectual capital and economic strength of the Gulf Coast region. The UH System includes the University of Houston, a nationally recognized Tier One public research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year undergraduate university expanding into graduate programs; the University of Houston-Victoria, a four-year university with undergraduate and master’s level degree programs; and the University of Houston- Clear Lake, an upper-division and master’s level institution. The system also includes two branch campuses, UH-Clear Lake Pearland and UH Northwest, as well as two multi-institution teaching centers, the UH System at Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the System owns and operates KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio station; KUHA-FM, Houston’s 24-hour classical music station; and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational TV station. To learn more about the UH System, visit