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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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India West

India West
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:01:37 -0700

Renu Khator, the Indian American chancellor of the University of Houston System, was named chair of the American Council on Education Mar. 16. (University of Houston photo). Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 1:15 pm. Chancellor Renu Khator Named ...
 
Jagran Josh
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:18:45 -0700

Indian-American Renu Khator on 18 March 2015 was elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is the major coordinating body for US colleges and universities. She was elected as the Chairperson ...
 
India.com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0700

March 16, 2015 – Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston (UH) System and president of UH, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the country's colleges ...

The Indian Panorama

The Indian Panorama
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:15:12 -0700

Dallas (TIP) : Indian American Renu Khator, Chancellor of University of Houston System and also President of University of Houston, will be the new Chair of American Council on Education (ACE) which is the most influential higher education association.

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Chron.com
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:13:05 -0700

The University of Houston has suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity after "disturbing allegations of hazing within the fraternity," and results of an investigation have been provided to the district attorney's office, President Renu Khator said Tuesday ...
 
The Daily Cougar
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0700

President and Chancellor Renu Khator has been chosen as the new chair for the American Council on Education. She will replace James H. Mullen, Jr., president of Allegheny College. Currently, Khator is serving as the vice chair of the association. ACE ...

India Today

India Today
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Dr.Renu Khator, the University of Houston chancellor of an Indian-American origin, has been elected chair of American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for US colleges and universities, succeeding James H. Mullen Jr, and will ...
 
Chron.com
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:26:15 -0700

The expanded Higher Education Fund would send the UH system $76.3 million, the bulk of which -- $52.5 million -- would go to the main campus. UH Chancellor Renu Khator has said that the fund is crucial for construction, repairs and to purchase ...
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