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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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 in Terrell, Texas, James Surls received his BS from Sam Houston State College and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His works include sculptures, drawings, and prints and has been shown in numerous...
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...
Charles V. Kirkpatrick received BSs in petroleum engineering and geology from Texas A & M and MLs from UH in psychology and philosophy. He joined UH as an instructor in 1947. He was named acting dean and...
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...
Lillie Cranz Cullen
Lillie Cranz was born in Schulenberg, Texas, the only daughter of Gustav and Agnes Kessler Cranz. She married Hugh Roy Cullen in 1903. She and her husband established the Cullen Foundation in 1948, the...
Governor, Texas, 1991-1995
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...
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...
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