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Associate Vice President, Student Success & Initiatives

Dr. Tim Richardson


Tim Richardson

Dr. Tim Richardson has served as the associate vice president of Student Success & Initiatives at the University of Houston-Clear Lake since 2018. He oversees university-wide academic advising and the Student Success Center, Writing Center, Accessibility Support Center, and Testing Center.

Richardson was named interim associate vice president of Student Success & Initiatives in November 2018, a new position for a new division that pulled student advising and student advocacy departments under one umbrella. Previously, he was executive director of Academic Support Services and the Student Success Center. As part of his responsibilities, Richardson serves as the institutional coordinator for Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS).

With more than 20 years of experience in student success, Richardson is active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). He also served on the inaugural advocacy group for NASPA's Center for First-Generation Student Success.

Before joining UHCL, Richardson worked as an assistant director for Student Services and Intercollegiate Athletics at Georgia Tech. He was also an academic counselor for Learning Resources for Student-Athletes at Boston College and for Academic Counseling and Student Services at the University of Minnesota. He received his bachelor's in history from California's University of Redlands, a master’s in history from Claremont (Calif.) Graduate University, and a doctorate in organizational leadership, policy, and development from the University of Minnesota.

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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.