Q: So it sounds like there’s a lot of work being done to integrate with the community. Do you feel that the University of Houston has been slow to do that?
A: No. The College of Education has been working in the neighborhood for years. It’s not been slow; as a matter of fact it’s the other way around. We don’t get the coverage that we should be getting. Our College of Hotel and Restaurant Management does a lot. The students are very active, and the administration is behind it. You hear about Station Houston all the time, but we don’t get the coverage.
Project Rowhouses is part of the College of Arts. The College of Pharmacy does so much. Our College of Nursing. Architecture has the Community Design Resource Center, and they did all the planning for Emancipation Boulevard. The Law Center has a free legal clinic. Optometry does free eye screening. One of the things we are trying to do is have a hub where all of these resources that UH has for the community are in one place, so you just have to click.