Latha Ramchand, dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, is leaving the role she’s held for about seven years.
The University of Missouri announced June 21 that it selected Ramchand as its new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. She starts that position Aug. 15, according to a press release.
Her last day at UH will be Aug. 9, and Tom George, senior associate dean for faculty affairs, will serve as Bauer’s interim dean, according to a memo from UH. Paula Myrick Short, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs of the UH System and senior vice president for academic affairs and provost of UH, will soon appoint a search committee to recruit candidates nationwide.
Ramchand joined what was then known as the UH College of Business Administration in 1993 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2000. In 2006, she was appointed associate dean for Graduate & Professional Programs, then served as associate dean for finance and administration in 2008. She was promoted to the rank of professor in 2009, continuing to serve as associate dean. In 2011, after Dean Arthur Warga stepped down, Ramchand was appointed dean.
Under Ramchand’s leadership, the college focused on initiatives to support student service and faculty research, launching the Bauer in D.C. Fellowship Program, the Working Families Agenda and several degree and certificate programs. The college also developed new initiatives to connect to the community, including startup accelerator RED Labs and the SURE Program.