Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of Houston Law Center played a supporting role as the University of Houston unveiled its $1 billion capital campaign, "Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston" last week.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Sondra Tennessee spoke at the "Launch Talks" where representatives from all UH colleges, schools and units were represented in one-minute, rapid-fire presentations. Speakers at the event each answered the question, "What does it mean to launch?" with responses based on their respective disciplines.
"Launch is to bring about positive change," Tennessee said. "At the UH Law Center, students have an opportunity to work with real people who have real problems. Whether it's an immigrant seeking asylum, an inmate proclaiming innocence, or a parent seeking custody, our UH Law students are at the center of each solution."
Professor Michael A. Olivas spoke at the Faculty and Staff Campaign Launch with his wife, Dr. Augustina Reyes, a professor of Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies in the UH College of Education, and University of Houston President and System Chancellor Renu Khator.