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
Interim Provost: Glen Houston
Interim VP for Administration and Finance: Usha Mathew
Interim AVP for Academic Affairs: Kathryn Matthew
AVP for Enrollment Management: Yvette Bendeck
AVP for Student Services: Darlene Biggers
AVP for Information Resources: Glen Houston
AVP for Finance: Usha Mathew
AVP for Facilities Management and Construction: Ward Martaindale
AVP for University Advancement: Rhonda Thompson
Academic Deans (4):
Faculty Senate Executive Committee (8):
- David Garrison
- Lisa Gossett
- Magdy Akladios
- Sandra Browning
- Carol Carman
- Heather Kanenberg
- Chris Ward
- Brian Stephens
Shared Governance Committee Chairs:
University Staff Association (USA) President: Marlene Richards
Chair: President Ira K. Blake
Staff Support: Executive Assistant to the President, Berenice Webster