Here’s how Khator says she describes Houston to outsiders today, 10 years into her job leading the city’s largest university.
“Houston may not be on your radar as a tourism destination, but Houston is a wonderful city to live in. The city is not necessarily dressed up for visitors. The city is there for people who live there. It is a kind city, it is a very generous city, it is a friendly city.
“It is a cohesive city, despite all of its diversity. I tell people, you can think about sports, you can think about food, you can think about arts. You can think about cultural experiences. Everything is available right here in Houston.