Message from the President
As University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to build momentum during its third year as a four-year university, I prepare for my final months as president. For the past 22 years, I have had the pleasure of working with many people who strive every day to build an excellent university. Since adding UHCL Pearland Campus in 2010, welcoming our first freshman and sophomore students in 2014 and planning for the construction of three new buildings, UHCL continues to educate the next generation of leaders. UHCL also strives to strengthen K-12 education; arts; health; science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM; and student success.
UHCL constantly seeks the best opportunities for students, which includes adding degree programs to meet the needs of emerging fields. In 2016, the university not only added three new undergraduate face-to-face degrees, but also extended its online offerings by one undergraduate and one graduate degree.
Students in these programs and others will benefit from new buildings announced in 2015. The STEM and Classroom Building and the Recreation and Wellness Center at UHCL and the Health Sciences and Classroom Building at UHCL Pearland Campus will give future generations of students more room to expand their knowledge.
In our continued efforts for consistency and clarity, we renamed UHCL’s four schools
during 2016. The university proudly houses the Colleges of Business, Education, Human
Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering, which reflect a tradition in
UHCL has grown from a great upper-level university to an outstanding four-year university that continues to be student-centered, community-minded and partnership-oriented. I applaud the commitment to excellence of UHCL’s faculty and staff, and, with them, I greatly appreciate the community and our many partners. Success can only happen with the support of people like you.
William A. Staples