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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...
Ezekiel W. Cullen
Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen was born in 1814. He moved from Georgia to Texas in 1835 and settled at San Augustine, where he established a law practice. He represented San Augustine County in the House of Representatives...
Hugh Roy Cullen
Hugh Roy Cullen, grandson of Ezekiel W. Cullen, was born on July 3, 1881, in Denton County. His formal education was limited to a few years in the public schools in San Antonio. He married Lillie Cranz...
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...
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...
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...
W. B. Bates
Colonel William B. Bates was born in Nat, Texas and earned his elementary teaching certificate at Sam Houston Normal Institute (now Sam Houston State University) in 1911. He graduated from the University...
James C. Taylor
Dean, Continuing Education; Dean, College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
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...
Standlee L. Mitchell
L. Standlee Mitchell earned his BA from Abilene Christian College and his MA from Colorado College of Education. He was unranked when he joined Houston Junior College in 1932. He was chairman of the drama...
H. Jerome Freiberg
Faculty, Education; H. Jerome Freiberg standing in a classroom with two unidentfied seated women.
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad Hilton was born in San Antonio, New Mexico and attended Goss Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute, and St. Michael's College. His first experience in hotels came in 1907, when his father...
Larry E. Temple
Chair, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Wilbur L. Meier Jr.
Wilbur L. Meier, Jr. was born in Elgin and raised in Temple, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from the University of Texas, and taught industrial engineering...
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...
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...
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