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Renu Khator, Ph.D.

University of Houston System | University of Houston

Age: 66
Director Since
Independent Director

Renu Khator, Ph.D., holds the dual titles of Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston. She also serves as a professor in the department of Government and International Affairs. As Chancellor of the University of Houston System, Dr. Khator oversees a four-university organization that serves more than 76,000 students.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Houston, Dr. Khator was Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of South Florida, where she held roles of increasing importance over the course of her 22-year career at the institution. She also previously served as 11th District Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Dr. Khator received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Kanpur University, India and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University.