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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
William R. Jenkins
Named Acting Dean, College of Architecture in 1969 and Dean, College of Architecture in 1972. Remained in that position until 1989.
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...
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...
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