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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21645.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21645

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Transcript It's Official Barnett accepts challenge as chief executive Marguerite Ross Barnett was named UH's eighth president at a special meeting of the board of regents. After an executive session, the regents unanimously approved her to assume the post on September 1. Kenneth Lay, chair of the board, announced the appointment, praising her as "a nationally recognized leader in education whose experience at first-rate urban and research- oriented univeristies makes her a perfect match for UH." The 47-year-old chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis was the first black and the first woman ever to hold UH's top administrative position in its 63-year history. "It is with enthusiasm and confidence," Barnett said, "that I accept the challenge and responsibility of president of UH." "I share the vision of the board of regents and chancellor of UH as one of the leading research universities in the nation and a model of the twenty-first century public urban research university," she said. Barnett's appointment was expected after the board unanimously recommended last week that UH System Chancellor Alexander Schilt begin negotiations with her for the position. A letter from Schilt was sent to her, detailing the offer. It included an annual salary of $152,000 and a residence located at 9250 Sandringham Drive, which was owned, equipped, furnished and maintained by UH. Schilt said, "I'm confident that she is coming here for a long-term commitment. We made it clear that we're embarking on a multi-year plan of at least five or six years." "It's a real tribute that we have enticed her to take this job," Lay PAWS UP-Marguerite Barnett proudly displays the cougar's official signal with the mascot, Shasta at a reception held in her honor.Photo by Thomas Nguyen. said. "If she wanted to, she could go anywhere else because of her national reputation." Barnett said what persuaded her to take the position was that UH was a very well-thought of institution and she was attracted by its potential. Part of her vision was to train a large number of people in math and science fields. "We have a pool of potential talent that must be developed and encouraged. Minorities are presently under- represented in scientific and techno- logial fields," she said. Barnett said she started a partnerships for progress program at St. Louis as a way of getting high school students involved in and excited about the math and science fields. She said, "It's important to begin expediting a pool of students in high school or earlier." Barnett said that, as president, she makes three pledges: to continue in the pursuit of excellence, for UH to be a good neighbor to offer diversification and continued opportunity; and for UH to seek to be a model, to set an example as a humane organization in which students, faculty and staff work together. Asked in an interview with The Daily Cougar how she might handle racial problems on campus, she responded with an incident she was involved in at Missouri. A black campus organization had built a shanty protesting the university system's investments in South Africa. "That shanty was burned down," she said. "I personally led 300 faculty, staff and students, of all political perspectives, in rebuilding the shanty. Not to support a particular point of view, but to make it clear that the university would not tolerate any form of violence or any violation of free speech." Barnett had no input in the six- year plan whatsoever, although she shares many of its goals, she said. "The plan is the direction which urban universities should take." -Courtesy The Daily Cougar 48 RElssuasAPE