The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) invites interest and referrals for the position of President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and reports to the Chancellor of the University of Houston System. The position is an extraordinary opportunity and will require a person of considerable experience and skill. A strong, collegial, and transparent leader and manager of people and programs is required. The new President will work collaboratively with multiple internal and external constituencies in the leadership, management, and strategic progression of the University.

Part of the University of Houston System (UHS), UHCL is nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve near the NASA Johnson Space Center. UHCL is a Hispanic Serving Institution offering more than 90 degree programs across four colleges. The University expanded from an upper-level and graduate institution into a full, four-year university in 2014, welcoming freshmen and sophomores to campus.

The University of Houston System is the region’s largest provider of comprehensive university services, from the baccalaureate to the doctorate, and serves more than 72,000 students. It has an annual budget that exceeds $1.7 billion, and produces a $6 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year. The UH System’s research and scholarship are globally significant, nationally competitive, and serve as an engine for economic development, while its public service activities enhance the quality of life in the region.

The next President of UHCL will be responsible for implementing UHS policies, effectively managing the institution, and sustaining and enhancing the institution’s mission and overall operations while fostering and building upon the existing traditions, distinctiveness, and strengths of UHCL.  The President will continue to lead UHCL on its successful path to excellence, and will build, maintain, and promote collaborative and productive relationships across campus, the local community, and the region.

For a copy of the full Search Prospectus including key responsibilities and requirements, please click UHCL DRAFT President Search Prospectus For Distribution

The Search Committee invites letters of interest and nominations to be submitted directly to the search firm, Anthem Executive. Correspondence should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position, and should be submitted to Scott Watson, Michael Ballew, Florene Stawowy, or Mike “JR” Wheless (or simply Anthem) at:

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new President is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials ASAP, to assure optimal consideration. Expressing interest is the first step in receiving consideration and does not make one an applicant for the position.

UHCL is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to employees, applicants for employment, and service providers without regard to age, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam War Era Veteran.