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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1979 - Campus Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 29, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20342/show/20018.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1979 - Campus Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20342/show/20018

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1979 - Campus Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 29, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20342/show/20018.

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Title Houstonian 1979
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Campus Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript TWO PAIRS OF SHOES TO FILL UH System President Philip G. Hoffman announced his retirement this year. He will leave the university August 31, 1980 after serving for 19 years as president. Hoffman came to UH in 1957 when appointed as vice president, dean of faculties and professor of history. He became the fourth president of the university in May, 1961. Born in Kobe, Japan in 1915, Hoffman was the only child of missionary parents. He took his baccalaureate degree in 1938 at Pacific Union College, a Seventh Day Adventist institution in Angwin, California. His major was history but he minored in business administration and became credit manager of the Harding Sanitarium at Worthington, Ohio. It was here that Hoffman met Mary Harding, President Warren G. Harding's niece. They were married in August 1939. Hoffman soon returned to California and took his master of arts in history from the University of Southern California. When he graduated in 1942, he began a three- year stint with the Naval Intelligence branch in Washington, D. C. After the war, Hoffman took an appointment at Ohio State University as instructor of history. He also took his doctoral degree there. Hoffman's three year tenure at Ohio State began an academic and administrative career that spans 33 years at five different institutions. In 1957, he found a home at UH and settled into the administrative duties of a young but steadily growing university. In his book on UH history, "In Time," Dr. Patrick J. Nicholson recalls saying of Hoffman at that time, "He looks like a winner." When Hoffman came to UH, it was a small private school with 12,000 students and a $7 million budget. Under his guidance, it has grown into a state supported school with four campuses, 40,000 students and a budget of more than $100 million. With the development of the UH system, Hoffman has had a hand in directing the development of four university campuses — Central, Downtown, Victoria and Clear Lake City. He has fought for the development of a fifth campus at the Woodlands — a dream that may become a reality in the near future. For more than one-third of its history, UH has been under the direction of Philip Hoffman. He has seen UH through some difficult times but never allowed it to stop growing. The Board of Regents has a tough job ahead in finding a replacement for Hoffman. That pair of 19-year- old shoes will be hard to fill.