The Leatherwood Family Makes $1 Million Gift to Houston Women’s Golf

The Leatherwood family has made a $1 million gift to the Houston Cougars women’s golf program in memory of Carolyn Macow Leatherwood, a longtime University of Houston supporter and lover of golf. Carolyn passed away last summer at the age of 73 after a long battle with Crohn’s disease.

UH System Possibly Impacted by Blackbaud Data Security Incident

August 5, 2020 | The University of Houston System may have been impacted by a data security incident involving Blackbaud, one of our service providers. No UH System encrypted data (like social security numbers, bank account or credit card information) were involved in this incident. At this time, we do not believe any further action is required by individuals. For more information, please visit the UH System website by clicking “Read More” below.

UH Cougar Emergency Fund to Support Students Facing Hardship

The University of Houston has relaunched its emergency fund to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to COVID-19. The Cougar Emergency Fund is designed to offer as much as $1,500 in support to eligible students for school-related costs to keep them enrolled and on track despite financial hardship caused by the pandemic.


The College of Medicine will join the University of Houston as its 15th academic college, admitting 30 students in its inaugural class in 2020. Our goal is for at least 50 percent of each graduating class to practice primary care specialties — a crucial point of difference that will truly set the College apart from its local and national counterparts.