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Renu Khator
Renu Khator 2010-2.jpg
Chancellor of the
University of Houston System
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 15, 2008
Preceded by Jay Gogue
President of the
University of Houston
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 15, 2008
Personal details
Born June 29, 1955
Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Spouse(s) Suresh Khator (1974—)
Children Pooja Khator
Parul Khator
Residence Wortham House
Houston, Texas, USA
Alma mater Kanpur University
Purdue University
Religion Hindu
Website www.uh.edu/president/

Renu Khator (Hindi: रेणु खाटोर; born June 29, 1955) is the eighth chancellor of the University of Houston System and the thirteenth president of the University of Houston. She is the first foreign-born president of the university, and the second woman to hold the position.[1] Khator is also the first Indian American to lead a major research university in the United States.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to moving to the United States, Khator earned a bachelor's degree from the Kanpur University in 1973.[3] Moving soon thereafter, she attended Purdue University, and received Master of Arts in political science and a Doctor of Philosophy in political science and public administration in 1975 and 1985, respectively.

Beginning in 1985, Khator began a 22-year career affiliation with the University of South Florida. She served in various positions, culminating in her position as provost and senior vice president of the university.

On October 15, 2007, Khator emerged as the sole-finalist for the vacant dual-position as chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston. On November 5, 2007, she was confirmed by the University of Houston System Board of Regents for the dual-position.[4] Renu Khator officially took her position on January 15, 2008 and became the third person to hold a dual position of University of Houston System chancellor and University of Houston president.

On January 13, 2011, Khator was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors, to serve out the remainder of an unexpired term ending December 31, 2011.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Khator was born in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh (India). Through a traditional arranged marriage, she married her husband, Suresh, in 1974.[6] Suresh—another Purdue graduate—holds a doctorate in engineering, and is a professor and associate dean of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. The Khators have two daughters, Pooja and Parul, who are both ophthalmologists.[7] As chancellor of UH System and president of the University of Houston, she takes residence in the Wortham House provided for her and the family in the Broadacres neighborhood of Houston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thai, Kim (2007-10-16). "Renu Khator: teacher, poet, community leader". The Daily Cougar. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Neelam Deo, Renu Khator rock women's forum". India Abroad. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2009-04-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Resume of Renu Khator, Ph.D.". UH Office of the Chancellor and President. Archived from the original on 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  4. ^ Gerber, Eric (2007-11-05). "Renu Khator Confirmed as New University of Houston & UH System Leader". UH Office of University Communication. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  5. ^ "uh.edu/news-events". 
  6. ^ Colavecchio-Van Sickler, Shannon (2007-10-16). "Longtime USF administrator is leaving". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  7. ^ Tresaugue, Matthew (2007-11-04). "Leader ready to get UH out of shadows / Regents hopeful Khator's success in Florida will be duplicated here". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Jay Gogue
Chancellor of the University of Houston System
2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jay Gogue
President of the University of Houston
2008–present
Incumbent

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Chron.com

Chron.com
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:15:00 -0800

"We really are at a tipping point," University of Houston President and Chancellor Renu Khator told the Chronicle recently. "We've done a lot in seven years, but the potential, looking at where Houston is, for this university, is great." It is, indeed ...

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:48:45 -0800

Surely it's time to name an extraordinary immigrant as Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year. Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, has transformed the university from a second-rate campus once known as ...

Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:39:03 -0800

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., today named Renu Khator, chancellor and president of the University of Houston, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 2015. She will replace Mike Ullman, chief executive of J.C. ...

The Daily Cougar

The Daily Cougar
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:41:15 -0800

Charisma. Each candidate brings a powerful quality to the Student Government Association presidential race. The elected president will act as a liaison between students and the administration and have access to weekly meetings with President Renu ...

The American Bazaar

The American Bazaar
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:45:00 -0800

WASHINGTON, DC: The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., has named Renu Khator, chancellor and president of the University of Houston, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 2015. Renu Khator (courtesy of ...

The Daily Cougar

The Daily Cougar
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:11:28 -0800

AUSTIN — Surrounded by 400 students from the University of Houston System at the foot of the state capitol building, President and Chancellor Renu Khator was still beaming when the cameras stopped flashing. At the barbecue lunch earlier, Khator had ...

Houston Press (blog)

Houston Press (blog)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:13:41 -0700

Toward the end of a thorough ass-chewing via text with Senator John Whitmire over a student housing proposal, UH President Renu Khator did what public officials who screw up have done from time immemorial: she blamed the messenger. You see ...

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:03:08 -0700

A "primary care, community-based medical school" was one of a number of initiatives President Renu Khator touched on in her seventh annual state of the university speech Wednesday. She focused on the achievements and challenges of transforming a ...
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