03-19-2015, 02:40 PM
Dr.Renu Khator, the chancellor of the University of Houston American Indian origin, has been elected president of the American Council on Education (ACE), the main coordinating body for US colleges and universities, succeeding James Mullen H. Jr. and serve for one year.
Uttar Pradesh born Khator, President and Chancellor of the University of Houston System since 2008, became chair of the Board during 97è as annual meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. Earning a degree at the University of Kanpur, received master's and doctorate in political science from Purdue University, Indiana.
Before becoming as Board chair, Khator served as vice president. "It would be a privilege to serve as president of the American Council on Education for a period of great challenges and enormous opportunities for higher education," said Khator. "I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on key issues such as the completion of the school, innovation and global competitiveness."
As president, she is the executive director of the largest and oldest of the four UH System universities and as Chancellor, oversees a system that serves nearly 70,000 students, has an annual budget exceeding $ 1,500 million and has a $ 3.8 billion-plus economic impact in the greater Houston area each year. During his tenure, UH has experienced record support private research funding and increased levels of enrollment.
A scholar in the field of global environmental policy, Khator has published numerous books and articles on the subject. Before his appointment, he was President and Vice President at the University of South Florida, recording a 22 year career in this institution.