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President Renu Khator Discusses the Future of the University of Houston

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John David Powell, Director of Communication for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and editor of Graffit-e, the electronic newsletter of the college interviews Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston, on the state of UH and her vision for the future.

Part 1 of 3 videos embedded below:

The 81st session of the Texas Legislature recently adjourned with the passing of two historic higher-education bills that have great significance to the University of Houston and the schools drive to be the states next Tier One research university.

One bill, a Constitutional amendment, creates a fund to finance top-tier research by UH and the states other emerging research universities. The other bill, enabling legislation that provides a pathway to access those funds.

Rick Perry signed the enabling legislation into law in June.

Texas voters decide the fate of the constitutional amendment in November. If passed, the amendment establishes the National Research University Fund, a dedicated fund for universities meeting specific national standards, such as the annual amount of federal research expenditures and the number of doctoral degrees award each year.

Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston, talks with John David Powell, Director of Communication for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and editor of Graffit-e, the electronic newsletter of the college.

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