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University of Houston Networking Reaches New Mountain Highs in Aspen: Amazing $1 Million-Plus Gifts Celebrated

BY // 07.27.18

What: The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design networking social

Where: The Aspen home of Barbara and Gerald Hines, for whom the college is named

PC Moment: University of Houston leadership headlined the gathering including UH president and UH System chancellor Renu Khator, College of Architecture dean Patricia Oliver, vice chancellor of university advancement Eloise Brice,  and assistant vice president for university advancement Rebecca Gentry.

Khator shared the news of the amazing gift covering tuition for the inaugural class of the new medical school at UH. Oliver detailed the numerous recent accomplishments and mission expansion in the College of Architecture, not the least of which was the Hineses’ $1 million leadership gift toward a $5 million campaign to build and equip the college’s new Advanced Technology Lab. Innovations will include robotic arms and virtual reality stations, providing architecture students greater access to emerging technologies in the field.

Academically inclined: Former chairman and president of Shell Oil Marvin Odum and wife Mariloli, Cullen Foundation president and trustee Scott Wise and wife Geraldina, John O’Quinn Foundation president and trustee Rob Wilson and wife Bess, Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Oil attorney Paul Lester, Suresh Khator, Ashley and Clark Beecher, Steve Brice, Susan and Dick Hansen, Jim Perdu Sr., Dawn and Richard Rawson, Alex Duncan, and Sunny and Bill Alsup.

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