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For immediate release: January 13, 2011

University of Houston President Renu Khator Appointed to Dallas Fed Board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Renu Khator to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors. She will serve an unexpired portion of a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2011.

She is eligible for reappointment to a full term at the conclusion of the unexpired term.

Khator holds the dual titles of chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston.  The UH System’s first woman chancellor and the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive research university in the United States, she assumed her post in January 2008. 

As chancellor of the UH System, Khator oversees an organization that serves more than 65,000 students, has a budget that exceeds $1.3 billion and has more than a $3 billion economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.

Khator is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council and serves on several national and state boards, including Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Technology Center, Methodist Hospital Research Institute Board and the Business Higher Education Forum.

Khator holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kanpur and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University. She is a noted scholar in the field of global environmental policy and has published numerous books and articles on the subject.

Each Federal Reserve Bank has a nine-member board of directors. Three members represent commercial banks, three represent the public and three are appointed by the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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