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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
John O’Quinn earned his law degree from the UH Law Center in 1967. He served on the Board of Regents from 1993 to 1999 and was vice-chairman from 1994 to 1996. In 1992 he donated $4 million to the Law...
Stephen P. Farish
Stephen Power Farish was born in Mayersville, Mississippi. He attended the Sewanee Military Academy and the University of the South, both in Sewanee, Tennessee. He worked in the cotton businees and as...
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...
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...
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...
Ted Estess (PhD, Syracuse University, 1972) is Dean of the Honors College, where he holds the Jane Morine Cizic Chair in the Humanities. He has built the Honors Program from a small program into an interdisciplinary...
John J. Moores
John Moores earned both his bachelor's degree in economics and his law degree from the University of Houston. Along with his wife Rebecca, he has been a frequent donor to the university, having contributed...
Marguerite Ross Barnett
Marguerite Ross Barnett was born in Charlottesville, Va., and grew up in Buffalo, New York. She earned her bachelor's degree at Antioch College in Ohio and her master's and doctoral degrees at the University...
Jack Valenti earned his BA from the University of Houston and his MBA from Harvard University. During World War II he flew combat missions over Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He...
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...
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...
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...
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