Hello Cougars!

Mike Pedé (’89)
Associate VP for Alumni Relations

Hello Cougars!

I simply can’t believe how quickly 2020 got on us!  And as we enter the third decade of this century, we want to take a moment to wish you and your family a healthy, safe and prosperous new year.

This edition of Happenings will certainly show you that we are alive and kicking with an incredible lineup of events, programs and opportunities for you to engage with UH. And now is the time!  We will put a bow on the wildly successful “Here, We Go” billion-dollar capital campaign, having beaten the goal by at least 15% and we will start thinking about the University of Houston’s centennial, which will occur in this decade in 2027!

But most importantly, in this edition, you can find the new five-year UHAA Strategic Plan. We gathered the best and brightest of our Board and alumni to help us put together this incredibly in-depth plan. Take a few minutes and I hope you will be impressed. When you are done, I’m confident you will understand all that we offer here at UHAA and how you can get engaged. Life Members should have already received a beautiful hard copy over the holiday.

I hope you make a New Year’s resolution you can keep, get more engaged with UH and UHAA. It will be the best gift you can give yourself this year.

Thanks for all you do to make us the best alumni base in the country as we continue to work together to lift up UH, celebrate her traditions and virtues and sail into her second century of service to Houston and the country.

True We’ll Ever Be,
Mike