UHCL News

Tia Brown McNair to speak about engaging, including underserved students

February 18, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Tia Brown McNair to speak about engaging, including underserved students

The Division of Student Affairs at University of Houston-Clear Lake welcomes Tia Brown McNair to share her insights on incorporating underserved student success, engagement and inclusion into the campus strategic planning process. Her presentation takes place in the Bayou Theater Feb. 26 from 9-11 a.m. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Black History Month: UHCL alum shares path to success

February 14, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Black History Month: UHCL alum shares path to success

Public education in the U.S. is known to have a persistent, well-documented problem: there’s a fairly significant achievement gap between white students and students of color. University of Houston-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumnus Preston Johnson Jr., grew up as a young African-American in a small town near Waco. It was difficult to envision a future where he was competing in college against students from bigger schools who had more advantages.

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

February 12, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies Christine Kovic and three University of Houston-Clear Lake students, Natalia Mendez, Hayley Bullock, and Kelly Hornsby, traveled to cities along Texas’ southern border to continue studying issues facing migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

Gaskins named UHCL's inaugural AVP for Info Tech, CIO

February 11, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Gaskins named UHCL's inaugural AVP for Info Tech, CIO

LeeBrian E. Gaskins joined the University of Houston-Clear Lake as its inaugural Assistant Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer on Feb. 3. Gaskins will lead the University Computing and Telecommunications office.

Black History Month: President Blake shares her story, encourages others to find their voice

February 07, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Black History Month: President Blake shares her story, encourages others to find their voice

In just one generation, Ira K. Blake grew from being the daughter of sharecroppers to becoming the fifth president of University of Houston-Clear Lake, the first woman and the first African American to serve in the role. For Blake, education was the key to transforming her life, and is a crucial part of her story.

UHCL staff member's research study explores reality of 'underprepared' college students

February 05, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL staff member's research study explores reality of 'underprepared' college students

Scott Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator at University of Houston-Clear Lake, has co-authored an article focusing on the life and academic factors in college students’ lives that impact their ability to persist through graduation. The article, titled “Addressing Misperceptions of Underprepared Students: A Case Study at a Public American University,” will be published this year in the Journal of Global Education Review.

Special series celebrating Black History Month at UHCL

January 31, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Special series celebrating Black History Month at UHCL

Americans observe Black History Month each February, highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of blacks throughout history and in their own community. University of Houston-Clear Lake is set to begin its own celebration of Black History Month, placing the spotlight on African American distinguished alumni, students and president, Ira K. Blake.

President Ira K. Blake interviewed in ‘Students’ Voices Matter’ podcast

January 27, 2020 | Karen Barbier

President Ira K. Blake interviewed in ‘Students’ Voices Matter’ podcast

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake reflected on her lifelong commitment to higher education and the how students can apply their education to create change in the world during a podcast called "Students' Voices Matter" with Houston news icon Linda Lorelle.

Education Abroad fair to connect students with international study options

January 24, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Education Abroad fair to connect students with international study options

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s inaugural Education Abroad Fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Atrium II of the Bayou Building.

Software engineering minor offers skills that can be game changer in employers' eyes

January 10, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Software engineering minor offers skills that can be game changer in employers' eyes

In a job market filled with applicants with plenty of high-level technical skills, employers are looking for resumes that demonstrate “differentiators.” University of Houston-Clear Lake’s minor in software engineering can make the difference on a job application, says Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering Daniel Drew, who teaches many of the courses that encompass the minor.

New director hopes to welcome even more international students to UHCL

January 06, 2020 | Katherine Adams

New director hopes to welcome even more international students to UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s outreach to international students will continue to strengthen and expand with the efforts of Johna McClendon, the university’s new director of international admissions and student services.

Pathways to STEM Careers grant enables student to receive research assistantship

January 02, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Pathways to STEM Careers grant enables student to receive research assistantship

Last year, as Sean Graham realized he was getting closer to graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake, he decided he’d like to put a research assistantship on his resume. A visit with Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Hakduran Koc secured that position, made possible through a grant called Pathways to STEM Careers.