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New provost selected for UH-Clear Lake

From the Office of Communications at University of Houston-Clear Lake

August 29, 2007

HOUSTON—University of Houston-Clear Lake named Carl A. Stockton to serve as the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Stockton comes to UH-Clear Lake from the University of Texas at Brownsville where he served as dean and Houston Endowed Chair for Education in the School of Education.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Stockton accepted our invitation to join the UH-Clear Lake family,” said UH-Clear Lake President William A. Staples. “He brings a wealth of skills and experiences as well as a fresh perspective to share with us.

“I want to express my appreciation to the members of the search committee for a job well done.”

While in Brownsville , Stockton led the school in acquiring more than $33 million in external funding and doubling enrollment in the School of Education . He successfully directed the university in receiving the first doctoral program in education and established innovative partnerships with 14 area high schools to provide strategic direction and planning for curricular alignment and enrichment.

Other positions held by Stockton include serving as department chair for the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington . Awards and honors include receiving the National Health Education Professional Administrator of the Year Award, the Honorary Fellows Award from the American Association for Health Education for distinguished service to the health education profession and a graduate from the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education. Stockton is also a consulting author for Harcourt Brace Publishing Company’s Comprehensive K-6 Curriculum titled “Health and Fitness.”

Stockton holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education from University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Florida. His educational interests include nutrition, health sciences and public health education.

“I look forward to connecting with the students, faculty and staff at the university as well as getting to know the community,” said Stockton . “ UH-Clear Lake has a tradition of seeking excellence in education and I look forward to the opportunity of carrying the university’s tradition forward through the pursuit of innovation and excellence.”

Stockton succeeds Edward J. Hayes who served as UH-Clear Lake provost and senior vice president from 1994 to 2007. Hayes will continue to teach for UH-Clear Lake ’s School of Education.

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