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.

Committee Structure and Voting Members

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

Ira K. Blake – Chair

Steven J. Berberich

VP for Administration and Finance:
Mark Denney

Associate VP for Academic Affairs:
Kathryn Matthew    

Associate VP for Student Success & Initiatives:
Tim Richardson

VP for Student Affairs:
Aaron Hart  

VP for University Advancement:
Joseph Staley

VP for Strategic Enrollment Management:
Lee Young  

Executive Director for Human Resources:
Brad McGonagle

Associate VP for Finance:

Associate VP for Facilities Management and Construction:
Eric Herrera   

Associate VP for Marketing & Communications:

Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships:
Dwayne Busby

Executive Director for Neumann Library:
Vivienne McClendon

Academic Deans (4):  

Faculty Senate Executive Committee (8):

Shared Governance Committee Chairs:   

University Staff Association (USA) President:
Esther Herrera

Vice President/President-Elect:
Matthew Perry

Student Government Association President:
Hiba Loya

Non-Voting Member 

Executive Council, Alumni Association:
Joyce Delores Taylor

Contact Information

President Ira K. Blake

Staff Support:
Executive Assistant to the President, Berenice Webster

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held once a month on the second Thursday 2-3:30 p.m. via Teams/Zoom.

Meeting Minutes

  University Council (UC)




  • September 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
  • December 2020
  • January 2021
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
  • April 2021
  • May 2021
  • June 2021
  • July 2021
  • August 2021

* = no meeting held