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Vote for Chancellor Khator for Light of India Award

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Khator, in white, walks with UHD students and staff during a UHD campus visit.

UH System Chancellor Renu Khator has been nominated for the Light of India Award, Education Division, given by the Times of India.

This award is intended to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of education leadership. It will be presented in New York on June 1.

Khator is the eighth Chancellor of the University of Houston System and the thirteenth President of the University of Houston. She is the first foreign-born president of the university and the second woman to hold the position. In 1985, Khator began a 22-year career affiliation with the University of South Florida. She is also the first Indian American to lead a major research university in the United States and is the second Indian American to lead an accredited university in the United States. In 2011, she was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors.

Voting is open until May 28th and your vote is needed.

To vote:

1. Log on to http://www.lightofindiaawards.com

2. Click on "Vote"

3. Select "Education" in voting category

4. Cast your vote

You will be asked for your email so they can verify one vote per person.