Learn how University of Houston’s campaign for Tier One status
and expansion of the Jack Valenti School of Communication will impact the local economy and career opportunities for communication graduates
HOUSTON (Oct. 15, 2010) – The Public Relations Society of America/ Houston Chapter (PRSA) will host its monthly luncheon featuring guest speaker, University of Houston President and System Chancellor, Dr. Renu Khator at The Briar Club, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon registration is available online here.
Luncheon proceeds will benefit the Public Relations Foundation Houston (PRFH), the chapter’s philanthropic arm responsible for awarding its annual $3,000 scholarship to a student studying communications disciplines at area universities.
Khator will discuss public relations strategies being used in the campaign to take University of Houston to Tier One status, the expansion project underway at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and the growth in the number of students at UH majoring in communication and related disciplines. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Khator in person and learn how achieving Tier One status will impact the local economy as well as benefit the Valenti School and its communication majors.
Khator is president of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the UH system and oversees an organization that serves more than 61,000 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.25 billion, and generates a $3 billion impact on the Greater Houston area’s economy each year. She assumed her post in January 2008, making her the UH system’s first female chancellor and the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive public research university in the United States.
Contact: Robert Ross, 713-807-4306
About Public Relations Foundation of Houston
The PRFH was formed in 2001 by the Houston Chapter of PRSA to support the growth and development of the PR profession. Its chief activities are to award an annual $3,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying PR/communications at an area university and to administer a grants program to benefit communications educators. In May 2010, the PRFH Board of Trustees named Ally Hugg, a graduate student at University of Texas/Austin as the recipient of the 2010/2011 PRFH Scholarship.