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US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the appointment of Renu Khator to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) Oct. 19, 2016. Khator, the president of the University of Houston, is one of eight new members.
Renu Khator is chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston (UH).
“Serving on this council is both an honor and a serious responsibility,” said Khator. “There can be no more important task than maintaining the safety of our country. Through research, innovation and workforce development, higher education must continue to play a vital role in helping DHS meet that crucial objective.”