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Arthur K. Smith
Dr. Arthur K. Smith became the sixth Chancellor of the University of Houston System and the 11th president of the University of Houston on April 1, 1997. He is the first to hold the titles of chancellor...
Glenn A. Goerke
Glenn Goerke grew up outside Detroit in the 1930s and 1940s. After graduation from Eastern Michigan University, he began working in Detroit-area public schools with children whose IQs kept them out of...
Clanton Ware Williams
Clanton Ware Williams served as the fourth president of the University of Houston from 1956-1960. He received a BA in philosophy from Davidson College in 1927. He received both an MA in history from the...
Walter W. Kemmerer
Born in Pennsylvania in 1903, Kemmerer was educated at Lehigh College and Columbia University. In 1929, President Oberholtzer offered him the position of Director of Curriculum and Research with Houston...
Philip G. Hoffman
Philip Guthrie Hoffman served as the fifth president of the University of Houston. He was appointed to this position in September 1961, and was officially inaugurated on April 27, 1962. Hoffman served...
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Barry Munitz received a bachelor's degree in classics and comparative literature from Brooklyn College before earning a master's degree and PhD from Princeton...
Sherwood Crane and Mrs. Sherwood Crane with President Philip G. Hoffman
Sherwood Crane, Alumnus; President, Texas Student Government Association, with wife and President Philip G. Hoffman
Alexander B. Schilt
Alexander Schilt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Arizona State University. He was chancellor of Indiana University East from 1976...
Patrick J. Nicholson
Patrick James Nicholson (1921-1999) may be best known as the author of In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston. He received a BA from Rice University in 1942,...
Charles Flemming McElhinney
Charles Flemming McElhinney (commonly known as C. F. McElhinney or “Mr. Mac”) was born on Sept. 19, 1907 in Truro, Nova Scotia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in 1926 at the...
William P. Hobby Jr.
William “Bill” Pettus Hobby, Jr., son of Oveta Culp and William Pettus Hobby was born in Houston. He graduated from Rice University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in history. Hobby served longer...
A. D. Bruce
General Andrew Davis (A.D.) Bruce was the third president and the first chancellor of the University of Houston. Bruce became president of the university on September 1, 1954 and chancellor in December...
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu was born in Hunan, China, and received his BS from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. After service with the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, he earned his MS from Fordham University and...
President, University of Texas at Austin; President, Rice University
Richard L. Van Horn
Richard Van Horn received a BS degree in industrial administration from Yale University, an MS degree in industrial management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in system sciences...
James H. Pickering
James Pickering came to Houston in 1981 as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He became UH's interim provost in 1991 and acting president after Marguerite Ross Barnett stepped down in January...
E. E. Oberholtzer
From 1924-1927 Oberholtzer served as Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. With the formation of the Houston Junior College in 1927 he was named president. He remained president through...
Hugh Roy Cullen and A. D. Bruce
Hugh Roy Cullen, Chair of the Board of Regents, and A. D. Bruce, President and Chancellor of the University of Houston System, standing, hands clasped, with Clanton Ware Williams.
Lamar Fleming Jr.
Lamar Fleming, Jr. was born in Augusta, Georgia. He was educated in public schools and attended Harvard University until his junior year in 1911 when he left school to join Anderson, Clayton and Company....
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