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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5485.

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Transcript President Pickering jump? During the last month of May it appeared that every one at UH was jumping ship. Within a week of one another six top University of Houston officials gave up their job titles. UH System Chancellor Alexander Schilt, UH President James Pickering, UH-Victoria President Lesta Van Der Wert Turchen, UH Senior Vice President and Provost Henry Trueba, UH Senior Vice President of Administrative Finance Dennis Boyd and UH Associate Vice President for Research M. Thomas Jones, all tendered their resignations effective the same day - Aug. 31, 1995. After 14 years of service to UH, Pickering announced his resignation in a letter to Alexander Schilt, the UH System chancellor, May 17. "If the University of Houston is to continue its quest for excellence, there must be significant changes in the campus/system relationship." said Pickering. Pickering had said he had planned to step down from the UH presidency on Dec. 31, 1995. However, since a solution to the campus/system conflict seems to be much farther off than the end of the year, Pickering said he has decided to resign at the end of the summer term. Following suit and due to continuing rumors that he might be fired by the UH System Board of Regents, UH System Chancellor Alexander Schilt announced his resignation on May 26, 1995. In his letter of resignation, Schilt, who had been chancellor since 1989, indicated he was stepping down to "make way for the beginning of a major transition for the University of Houston System. "The recent organizational review recommends that the Board of Regents set in motion the necessary changes for our system and its components to work more efficiently - an agenda that must be implemented by a chancellor who can devote seven or eight years to bring these long-range goals to fruitation," Schilt said. UH Board of Regents Chair Wilhelmina Morian issued a statement expressing her regret regarding Schilt's resignation. "Dr. Schilt's resignation is the latest in a series (of resigna tions) that began on May 19 with that of UH President James H. Pickering," said Morian. "My fellow regents and I fully appreciate that so many simultaneous vacancies in the executive leadership may occasion anxiety about the present, as well as the future, of the UH System. I ask the community, both inside and outside the UH System, to be involved, but not anxious, during this period of transition." UH Senior Vice President and Provost Henry Trueba resigned UH after serving UH less than a year. Trueba said he was resigning to allow anew UH president to select his or her own chief academic officer. In his letter of resignation - addressed to Pickering - Trueba said, "During the short period that I have served under your leadership, I have come to appreciate your efforts and the difficulties involved in leading this wonderful institution closer to its mission." Pickering said, "Henry (Trueba) and I acted with the same goals in mind, which included moving the university ahead and providing a quality education and academic environment for the students. He brought to his position at UH the strong academic focus that all great universities must have." "Provost Trueba will be missed here at UH not for what he was, but for what he could have been. Never before in my three- year university student career was there so much hope and excitement for minority students and their issues. Trueba was just simply an administrator to whom minority students could relate," said Senior Rusell Contreras. These resignations leaves the Board of Regents with many decisions to make. They must decide the path that University of Houston will take into the 20th century, but as always the most important decisions are made by those who are effected the least. It is the students who will undoubtably be made to suffer through this ordeal. -JoAnn Stephens Houstonian 1995 1 6