Renu Khator, Ph.D.: Renu Khator holds the dual titles of Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston. The UH System’s first woman Chancellor and the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive research university in the United States , Dr Khator’s tenure has experienced record-breaking research funding and private support. A graduate of University of Kanpur, India, and then Purdue University, she is a noted scholar in the field of global environmental policy, she has published five books and several articles on the subject. Prior to her appointment, she was provost and senior vice president at the University of South Florida.
Recipient of 2006 Outstanding Americans by Choice awardees, she has been honoured with the prestigious Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award and as the member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council. She serves on many boards, including the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Technology Center, the Texas Medical Center Policy Council, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute Board, and the Business Higher Education Forum.