Senior Associate Athletics Director
Katina Jackson joined the University of Houston Athletics administration in January 1998 and has long been involved in the city’s fund-raising community. She is a member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and a past member of that organization’s executive board. Jackson joined the UH Athletics administrative staff after serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Athletics Foundation from 1996-98. She led capital campaigns, annual giving drives, chaired committees for some of the community’s most successful events, supervised hundreds of volunteers and worked closely with UH’s athletics program on several earlier projects.
Jackson was a founding member of VICTORY, the fund-raising arm of the American Cancer Society and held leadership positions and administered events for the Texas Surgical Society, West University Little League and St. John’s School.
She has been honored several times for her service activities, including the Volunteer of the Year for the Kelsey-Seybold Foundation in 1997, Citizen of The Year for West University Place in 1994 and Special Achievement Award (1995) and Lady of the Knight Award (1992) from Episcopal High School. Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Houston in 1989, graduating summa cum laude. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. She and her husband, Gil, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Director of Development
Katie Tate joined the University of Houston Advancement Team in March 2015 as a development coordinator with the Athletics Department in Cougar Pride and was promoted to Development Officer in December of 2018.
In her role, she facilitates communication between the Athletics Department and University Advancement in the areas of gifts, pledge reminders, contact reports, Athletics event records, list management, society memberships, stewardship and donor research. Katie is the acting liaison for the Athletics Development Office for the Houston Baseball and Softball Programs respectively and has oversight of the Corbin J. Robertson Society ($30k+ donors annually to student-athlete scholarships.)
Before joining the Athletics Department, Tate served in a variety of roles for several companies. She came to Houston after working for nearly three years as a program manager at BHP Billiton and previously served at DISYS (2010-12), On Your Mark (2008-10) and GCI Read-Poland (2003-07).
A native of Austin, Texas, Tate received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Stephen F. Austin University in 2003. Katie enjoys living in the Heights, running Memorial, live music, traveling, her cat Fritz and all things Bravo TV.