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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Roy H. Cullen and Marguerite Ross Barnett
Roy H. Cullen, Chair of the Board of Regents, and Marguerite Ross Barnett, President of the University of Houston.
Donor; President, Hilton Hotels Corporation
Harry S. Truman
President of the United States of America, 1945-1953
President, University of Texas at Austin; President, Rice University
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President of the United States of America, 1953-1961
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