Dr. A. Glen Houston
"The Information Resources Division strives to be an exemplar of excellence in technology and information services practice and performance."
A. Glen Houston joined University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1985 as founding director of the former Research Institute for Computing and Information Systems and as an assistant professor of computer science. From 1993 to 2000, Houston served as division chair for Computing and Mathematics. He was selected as associate vice president for information resources in 2000 after serving in that position in an interim role for four months.
As associate vice president, he supervises six areas including University Computing and Telecommunications; the Alfred R. Neumann Library; the Environmental Institute of Houston; Online Programs; and UHCL Pearland Campus Operations. Houston continues to serve on the faculty in the School of Science and Computer Engineering as a professor of computer science and statistics.
Among his most recent accomplishments is his leadership with the OmniUpdate project and the development of the new UHCL website scheduled to launch later this year. A collaboration between University Computing and Telecommunications and University Communications, this university-wide project includes consolidating and updating many web pages and the creation of an intranet. Houston has also worked with the Office of Online Programs and University Computing and Telecommunications to migrate online programs and courses from the WebCT platform to Blackboard, while increasing the number of online courses offered for students.
In his role as associate vice president for information resources, he represents Academic Affairs on all construction projects including the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Building and the Recreation and Wellness Building at UHCL as well as the Health Sciences Building at UHCL Pearland Campus. His work with UHCL Pearland Campus has included oversight of operations for the satellite campus since its creation in 2010.
Houston holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics from McNeese State University and a doctoral degree in mathematical statistics from Southern Methodist University.
The Associate Vice President for Information Resources (AVPIR) has primary responsibility for coordinating the development and implementation of all campus technology and information resources and related policies and procedures for the university.
- Oversight for the University Computing and Telecommunications, Neumann Library, Environmental Institute of Houston and Online Program Development divisions
- Representation on key UHCL and UH System information resources committees and initiatives
- Liaison between the Provost's Office and the Vice President for Administration and Finance for Special Projects
- Oversight for selected budgets within the Office of the Provost, and for monitoring fiscal matters throughout the Information Resources Division
- Representation on behalf of the Provost, as requested
- University Computing & Telecommunications
- Neumann Library
- Environmental Institute of Houston