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Welcome from the Provost

University of Houston-Clear Lake is an incredible institution with a focus and commitment to student success. Approximately half of our incoming students each year are first-generation college students, and the university has been designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). We are proud of our diverse campus and firmly believe we offer a supportive university community in which every student can feel a sense of belonging and will have the tools and supports needed to achieve success. Our commitment to fostering an environment that supports all communities is not just something we say; it energizes and animates everything we do.

UH-Clear Lake has a unique history that continues to inform our path forward. Located in a nature preserve and situated adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL was created to meet a vital demand for trained engineers, physicists, and mathematicians to join the U.S. space program. UHCL has developed into a vibrant and growing campus with signature programs that are also now offered at UHCL at Pearland and at UHCL-Texas Medical Center. With an enrollment of more than 9,400 students, UHCL is a regional comprehensive university that is classified as a doctoral university with more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and more than 50 graduate degree programs.

What all of that means is that we have a lot to offer! What has not changed since our founding is that our faculty are actively engaged in research that allows our students to learn through a hands-on process of discovery. Our outstanding faculty create a high-quality, engaged educational environment that is learner focused.

I am confident that the robust and inclusive university environment that is offered at UHCL offers a transformative educational experience that will not only transform the lives of our students, but also the trajectory of families and our community.

Go Hawks!

Christopher Maynard, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Provost

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Office of the Provost

Phone: 281-283-3000
Fax: 281-283-3009
Bayou Building, 2525
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 74
Houston, TX 77058-1002

Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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