Sole Finalist Selected for Next UHCL President
University of Houston-Clear Lake announces Ira Kincade Blake as the sole finalist for university president, culminating a national search that began last fall. Chosen to serve as UH-Clear Lake’s fifth president, Blake comes to the university from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she served as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.
She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in developmental psychology from Columbia
University and a secondary master’s degree from San Francisco State University. Blake,
who takes office Aug. 1, offers extensive higher education experience to build on
UHCL’s success as a student-centered, partnership-oriented, community-minded university.
“I am humbled to be selected as the next president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I look forward to working with the UHCL community to continue progress in its public mission.”
-Ira K. Blake
Ira K. Blake
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
M.A. in Developmental Psychology
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, CA
M.A. in Educational Psychology
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC
B.A. in Psychology
Academic and Research Appointments:
BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Bloomsburg, PA.
Present Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR, DIXON UNIVERSITY CENTER, Harrisburg, PA.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Kutztown. PA.
2004-2006 Assistant to the President for Public Engagement
2003-2004 Interim Dean, College of Education
2001-2003 Assistant to the President for Enrollment Management
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL.
2004 Institute Instructor. African New-World Studies Teachers’ Institute V
SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY, Selinsgrove, PA.
2001 Associate Professor of Psychology
1995-2001 Assistant Professor of Psychology.
AMHERST COLLEGE, Amherst, MA.
1993-1995 Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY.
1987-1993 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
1984-1985 Instructor, Developmental Psychology: Childhood
1980 Instructor, Core Course: Early Language Development
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE, New York, NY.
1980 Instructor, Core Course: Normal Language Development: Speech, Language, and Hearing