As President of the University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation (UHAAF) Board, I have the distinct pleasure of working alongside fellow Cougars who truly want the best for our alma mater. This is an exciting time in the life of the University, and we all have the unique opportunity to take part. Would you believe the University recently commemorated the anniversary of the public launch of its $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign? As of April 1, 2018, more than $823 million has been raised! The University is celebrating another milestone, with the approval from the Board of Regents to establish the UH College of Medicine. As alumni, we are fortunate to play a role in the University’s transformative endeavors.
In light of these developments, I would be remiss if I did not give a shout-out to the many members of the Cougar family who stepped up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and assisted those in need. I witnessed this generosity of spirit first-hand, and it made me feel even more proud to call myself a “Coog.” Stay with us on this journey and invite another alumnus or alumna along! Bring them to a game or encourage them to become a Life Member. Purchasing a Life Membership is one way to sustain meaningful connections with other Cougars while helping to fuel our programs and scholarship initiatives. This is an important time in the life of the University, and we want as many alumni as possible to be a part of it.
I hope you enjoy reading the fascinating stories about the people and places that enrich our University and make us proud to be called “Coogs.”
True we’ll ever be,
Bill Hickl (’86)
University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation Board
The University of Houston Alumni Association is a global community of alumni and friends committed to and sharing pride in the growth and support of the University of Houston as a premier institution. Our commitment and pride are demonstrated through active participation, leadership and financial support.