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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is to provide intellectual, ethical, and financial direction for the university's academic and student service activities. The office provides leadership for teaching, research, and service, as well as for administrative, business, student, and information services within the academic component. Quality, accessibility, and cultural diversity are values the office strives to enhance.

Under the leadership of the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, the office is responsible for UHCL's academic and student success initiatives. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost oversees a broad range of programs and initiatives which benefit students throughout University of Houston-Clear Lake and its community, including undergraduate, graduate, continuing and distance education programs, as well as all academic programs and policies. The office also oversees faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure.

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UH-Clear Lake has a unique history that continues to inform our path forward. Situated in a nature preserve 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. Today, UHCL has developed into a vibrant and growing campus with signature programs now also offered in locations at Pearland and at the Texas Medical Center. UHCL is nationally ranked and regionally-focused, offering 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, including a high-quality educational environment that is learner-focused! Our outstanding faculty are actively engaged in research that allows our students opportunities through experiential learning and a hands-on process of discovery.

I am confident that the robust and inclusive university environment at UHCL offers an 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 for Academic Affairs 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.