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Movers & Shakers

June 1st, 2015

Dr. Staples for UHCL

Dr. Staples for UHCL

Name: William A. (Bill) Staples

Occupation:  President, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Hometown: Fort Madison, Iowa

Current home: Clear Lake

Family: Darlene, my wife; and Haley, our daughter

My favorite writer is:  Jim Collins

Someone I’d like to meet:  Arnold Palmer

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose:  Warren Buffett

My favorite performers are: George Strait and Jack Nicholson

I like to spend my leisure time: Playing golf and traveling

If I could travel any place, I’d go to:  Australia

My favorite meal is:  Pork chops

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be:  A cowboy

You’ll never catch me: Running a marathon

The thing that bugs me the most is: People being mean to other people

My favorite movie is: The Shawshank Redemption

Few people know: I used to umpire baseball

College leaders convene for partnership luncheon

November 1st, 2014

11-1 Area CommunityArea community college leaders are welcomed by University of Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples, standing, center, as they arrived for a partnership luncheon. Those attending included, from left, standing, San Jacinto Community College Chancellor Brenda Hellyer, Alvin Community College President Christal Albrecht; seated, Lone Star College Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Keri Rogers, Lee College President Dennis Brown and College of the Mainland President Beth Lewis. UH-Clear Lake maintains 2+2 and transfer agreements with area colleges, making it easy for community college students to transition and complete their degrees at the university.