Renu Khator to be inducted in Texas Women's Hall of Fame

University of Houston president Renu Khator to be inducted in Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

Khator was the first female head of a public research university in Texas. She is also the “first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive public research university in the United States,” according to a statement announcing her induction.

Khator will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Texas Women’s University of Denton on Oct. 21 along with Selena; Emma Carter Browning, a pilot, businesswoman and aviation pioneer; Susie Hitchcock-Hall, an entrepreneur, businesswoman and founder of Susie’s South Forty Confections, Inc. in Midland; and Ginger Kerrick, the division chief of the Flight Operations Directorate Integration Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which provides support to the astronauts and flight directors.

I can’t wait until this writer leaves the Chron. How many times can he use “Cougar High” in his articles? :angry:

He posted on Twitter that he’s leaving Sept 3rd. Hopefully that wasn’t a joke.

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Dr. Renu Khator (Public Service) is the chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston. Dr. Khator was appointed in 2008 and is the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive public research university in the United States and the first female chancellor of a Texas higher education system. During her tenure, the University of Houston earned Tier One status and was elevated into the top category of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation. University of Houston has also seen record-breaking research funding, enrollment and private support under Dr. Khator. Born in Uttar Pradesh, India, Dr. Khator earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kanpur before receiving her master’s degree in political science and Ph.D. in political science and public administration from Purdue University. She is a noted scholar in the field of global environmental policy and has received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the president of India, among other distinguished honors. Dr. Khator’s husband, Dr. Suresh Khator, is associate dean of the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering. The Khators have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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