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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19074.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/19074

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Transcript Pickering Voted UH's Ninth President Members of the Board of Regents voted unanimously in favor of the appointment of UH President Dr. James Pickering to an indefinite term. In doing so, the regents rejected Cullen Professor of History and Law Robert Palmer's petition proposing a national search for president. Palmer garnered 90 signatures from faculty members. "I don't disagree on the desirability of conducting a national search, an in normal times, we of course do have them. The decision that I was called upon to make was to give the Board of Regents a recommendation in terms of what best served the University of Houston in what has proven to be a very difficult time, said Chancellor Alexander Schilt, referring to his recommendation that Pickering be appointed to serve. "Regarding general revenues, UH is facing a $13.6 million hit in the Senate and a $15 million hit in the House-the largest of any university in Texas. Because of its enrollment (about 33,000), UH will get significant help from the tuition increase," said Schilt, referring to the scheduled $2 tuition increase. "That, plus some new special items funding, brings the drop in an all-funds budget to $10.6 million in the Senate and $11.4 million in the House—still alarming numbers." Regent Kenneth Lay, whose term expires in August, nominating Pickering and Regent Elizabeth Ghrist seconded the motion. Only one regent, Zinetta Burney, expressed reservations, but she refused to elaborate. Pickering assumed the post of acting president after the death from cancer of Marguerite Ross Barnett, the eighth president of UH. In April 1992, the regents appointed Pickering to serve a 2-year term Pickering declined to comment on the assertion that he was being appointed "While we were greatly concerned about the academic tradition of having a national search, we felt very strongly that we had the right man for the job." because he would not challenge the system administration or the regents on certain issues. "I think it's more difficult to walk in at a high level and be thrust into solving problems of the institution-without knowing who the players are, without knowing who to trust. In talking to to her university presidents who come onto their campuses from the outside, that is the key problem they face- -who do you trust? Everybody is going to hit you with unfinished agendas," said Pickering. He disagrees with a statement made before the meeting that he would come out stronger as a presidential candidate had he emerged from a pool of candidates. Prior to the meeting, the Faculty Senate narrowly approved the measure to appoint Pickering instead of conducting a search. The staff council conducted a survey of about 10 percent of the staff. Of those questioned, 81 percent supported the appointment of Pickering as permanent president, while 19 percent did not. Pickering said he was aware of the concerns expressed by some members of the Faculty Senate, but said the search process did not always result in a clean-cut mandate for a university. "While we were greatly concerned about the academic tradition of having a national search, we felt very strongly that we had the right man for the job," said Board of Regents Chairman John Cater after adjourning the meeting. "He is very capable in the fields of dealing with the legislature, dealing with the business community, dealing with the campus constituencies. And when you couple his concern for superb education with the qualities he brought to the table, it seemed like a slam dunk," said Cater. -Ericka Schiche Photo by Mark Lacy and courtesy of Media Relations. 318 Academics