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University Council


University Council (UC) shall be the Shared Governance committee that will make final recommendations to the university president. Recommendations will come to the UC from the provost or the other Shared Governance committees.

The UC may approve, amend or disapprove the recommendations it receives. Should a recommendation be amended substantially or disapproved, it will be returned to the referring committee for reconsideration. The committee may amend the recommendation as requested or refer it back to UC with comments. All matters forwarded by UC constitute recommendations to the president. All final decisions on any such changes remain within the purview of the president.

Meetings are held monthly, usually on the second Thursday of the month.

Committee Structure and Voting Members

The chair of University Council is the UHCL president. Voting members of the council are:

President: Ira K. Blake – Chair

Provost: Steven J. Berberich

VP for Administration and Finance: Mark Denney

Associate VP for Academic Affairs: Kathryn Matthew    

Interim Associate VP for Student Success and Initiatives: Tim Richardson

VP for Student Affairs: Aaron Hart  

VP for University Advancement: Joseph Staley

Interim Associate VP for Enrollment Management: Charlotte Tullos  

Executive Director for Human Resources: Brad McGonagle

Associate VP for Finance: Usha Mathew      

Associate VP for Facilities Management and Construction: Eric Herrera   

Associate VP for Marketing & Communications: De'Awn Bunch

Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships: Dwayne Busby

Neumann Library Interim Executive Director: Chloris Yue

Academic Deans (4):  

Faculty Senate Executive Committee (8):  

Shared Governance Committee Chairs:   

University Staff Association (USA) President: Marlene Richards

USA Vice President: Laura Wilder

Student Government Association President: Izuh Ikpeama

Non-Voting Member 

Contact Information

Chair: President Ira K. Blake

Staff Support: Executive Assistant to the President, Berenice Webster