Just got done watching the internet stream of the ceremony showing Governor Abbott signing the bill establishing the UH College of Medicine.

Artistic renderings of the new school were also shown.

This is a GREAT day!

And no matter what anyone may think of either man, no true blue Coog can deny that Abbott and Patrick have both been staunch supporters of UH and its development/interests.


Holy wow.


Ooooo . . . Ahhhh!


Love that Cougar statue out front. Put a stethoscope around his neck.



Here’s a cool video!!!


Very impressive and awesome.

As a Lifetime Alumnus, this makes me proud. UH is not the mediocre public university it was when I attended.

Renu, the board, the PAC, the city, business and community leaders have done a fantastic job shaping the University. Renu is a bonafide hero for UH.

She will easily go down as the best UH president. The mold for future presidents and UH leadership.


Gov. Abbott recognizes College of Medicine at ceremonial bill signing

“I want to make just two points.” Abbott said, who officially signed the bill back in May. “One is that exceptional achievements start with a vision. The vision that is propelled by persistent effort and that is exactly what brought us to this point here today with the University of Houston medical school.”

Along with the governor, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Mayor Sylvester Turner, UH President and System Chancellor Renu Khator, UH System Board of Regents Chairman Tilman Fertitta and College of Medicine Dean Dr. Stephen Spann were all in attendance to celebrate the recognition of the College of Medicine.

All that is left for the College of Medicine is to receive accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The college plans to finish the process with the LCME by 2020.

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The roughly 150,000-square-foot building, designed by architectural firms Page Southerland Page Inc. and SLAM, will include state-of-the-art classroom and meeting spaces, an anatomy suite, a sun-lit atrium and a continuum-of-care simulation suite. It will be flanked by trees, consistent with its MacGregor Park location.

David Oliver, a UH associate vice president for facilities, said that university officials sought “a peaceful, green, iconic building, a landmark on campus since it will be the organization’s crown jewel.” He confirmed it will be the university’s most modern building.

The college will be built on a 43-acre tract of undeveloped land on campus, along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. across from MacGregor Park.