University of Houston, Together We Rise, Together, We Soar

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

We are excited to announce the launch of the University of Houston Strategic Plan, “Together, We Rise. Together, We Soar.” After months of imagining a new vision for the University and the goals to make it a reality, our blueprint for reaching greater heights is officially here.

Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in the initial planning process. By daring to dream, you have helped set the stage for our future success — becoming a Top 50 public university. Now it’s time to put our strategic plan into action.

We have formed committees to implement the strategic plan’s five principal goals. The implementation committee leaders will develop tasks, set benchmarks and monitor progress to meet their targets. Each committee will receive guidance and support from implementation committee co-chairs Bettina Beech, associate provost for Strategic Initiatives and Population Health Research, and Gregory Bean, director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at C. T. Bauer College of Business. In addition, each implementation committee will be supported this semester by Bauer School of Business graduate students, who will provide essential research support.

We are elated to see what the future holds for UH as we embark on this new chapter. Please peruse the strategic plan website to view our official plans to excel in this new decade. Thank you for joining us on our journey to a higher level. We look forward to your continued engagement.

Together, we rise. Together, we soar.

Warm Regards,

Paula Myrick Short                                                                                  
UH Strategic Plan Co-chair
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH        
Distinguished Professor of Education
provost@uh.edu
832.842.0550

Dennis Reynolds
UH Strategic Plan Co-chair
Dean of Hilton College
Barron Hilton Distinguished Chair
der@uh.edu
713.743.2607
 
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