New UH-Clear Lake President Dr. Ira Blake, third from left, stops to thank the hosts for the community reception honoring her at Lakewood Yacht Club. They are, from left, League City Chamber President Steve Paterson, Clear Lake Chamber President Cindy Harreld DeWease and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell.
University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake was the guest of honor during a special gathering for the new president hosted by the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, the Clear Lake Area Chamber and the League City Regional Chamber Oct. 11 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Dr. Blake joined the university in August as its fifth president.
Speaking to the crowd, she thanked the organizations for “acknowledging the importance of education to the region and what they provide to UHCL’s competitive, competent graduates.”
Faces in the crowd at the reception for the new UHCL president included, from left, Vectrus Business Development Director Beth Fischer, MEI Technologies CEO David Cazes and Leidos Vice President Rich Jackson.
UHCL deans – Dr. Rick Short of the College of Humanities, left, and Dr. Mark Stermis of the College of Education.