UHCL News

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

June 08, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

One of the first things University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Counseling Cheryl Sawyer will insist when she is called in after a tragedy is that it is not about her – it is about the mental well-being of the victims and those who knew the victims. After hearing about the shooting at Santa Fe High School, Sawyer knew there would be a need and she reached out her school connections and immediately put her lifetime work into action.

STEM Challenge brings together innovative students

May 03, 2018 | Karen Barbier

STEM Challenge brings together innovative students

More than 127 students from local high schools and colleges participated in STEM Challenge 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake presented by Bridges to STEM Careers and Pathways to STEM Careers, a partnership between UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College.

QEP Leadership Team wraps up enhancement project

January 04, 2018 | Karen Barbier

QEP Leadership Team wraps up enhancement project

Faculty and administrators from University of Houston-Clear Lake continue with their goal of enhancing educational opportunities for students through the implementation of a Quality Enhancement Plan. The plan, known as QEP, reflects and affirms the commitment of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Faculty recognized for commitment to quality enhancement program

January 03, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Faculty recognized for commitment to quality enhancement program

Members of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Quality Enhancement Program Leadership Team celebrated the end of its year with a reception in December. During the event, UH-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake recognized university faculty members who have completed the Quality Enhancement Program professional development workshops, developed Applied Critical Thinking-endorsed syllabi, taught the Applied Critical Thinking course and submitted an assessment to the university’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

UHCL student dignitaries greet grads at commencement

December 29, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL student dignitaries greet grads at commencement

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake, left, is shown with student dignitaries before the noon commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston.

UHCL’s Parsons cautions grads: ‘Ignorance is never blissful’

December 28, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL’s Parsons cautions grads: ‘Ignorance is never blissful’

University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Philosophy Keith M. Parsons delivered the afternoon commencement address for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston. He encouraged students to commit themselves to lifelong learning and added his own spin to an age-old adage: “Ignorance is never blissful,” he said.

UHCL student representatives greet grads in afternoon ceremony

December 27, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL student representatives greet grads in afternoon ceremony

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake, center, is shown with student commencement representatives before the 5 p.m. commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston.

Area chambers, BAHEP host welcome event

October 19, 2017 | Karen Barbier

Area chambers, BAHEP host welcome event

Area business leaders met University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake during a special gathering for the new president hosted by the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Alumni meet UHCL President Ira K. Blake

August 17, 2017 | Karen Barbier

Alumni meet UHCL President Ira K. Blake

New University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake welcomed the JSC Small Business Council to University of Houston-Clear Lake in early August. Several attendees who are also university alumni had an opportunity to chat with the president during a networking social at the end of the conference.

UHCL welcomes Ira K. Blake as fifth university president

July 28, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL welcomes Ira K. Blake as fifth university president

On Tuesday, Aug.1, University of Houston-Clear Lake makes history when it welcomes Ira K. Blake as the university’s fifth president - the first female and first African-American to serve in the role.

Sole finalist selected for next UHCL president

June 09, 2017 | Karen Barbier

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.

PHOTO - UHCL alumnus Kenneth R. Koncaba presented commencement address

January 05, 2017 | Karen Barbier

PHOTO - UHCL alumnus Kenneth R. Koncaba presented commencement address

Texan Bank CEO and University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Kenneth R. Koncabapresented the commencement address during the 5 p.m. Commencement Ceremony that recognized graduates of UHCL’s College of Business and College of Human Sciences and Humanities.