UHCL center moves to Texas Medical Center

Published 06/26/2015

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HOUSTON -- Citing growth in the Texas Medical Center and the energy corridor, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s School of Business Dean William T. Cummings announced that the school’s Center for Executive Education will move from the university’s Bay Area Blvd. location to the Texas Medical Center, home of the university’s Healthcare Administration program. The move will take place during the summer with an anticipated completion date of July 1.

“We’ve seen an increase in requests for our customized corporate programs in the energy corridor and for some of our executive education programs in the medical center,” says Cummings. “This is the right move for the continued growth of our executive education programs.”

Cummings said that the center would continue to have a presence at UHCL for some of its recurring programs such as the GRE, GMAT, SAT/PSAT and PCAT classes that help people prepare for the various graduate and undergraduate program entrance exams.

“Our test preparation programs draw many customers throughout the area, including ambitious high school students from the local school districts who want to be prepared for their future.”

The new location for the center is not a new one for the university, which has been holding its Healthcare Administration classes at 2151 West Holcombe, Suite 120, Houston, 77030, for several years now. But, CEE Business Development Officer JoAnne Laborde says that since most of the Healthcare Administration classes are held in the evening, the space will provide a great place for CEE to expand the classes it offers, which are completed during the day. CEE administrative offices will also be housed in the Texas Medical Center complex.

“This is a win-win situation,” says Laborde. “UHCL already has a downtown location with classrooms that are primarily used in the evening, which gives us plenty of space for any courses we offer for corporate clients who want to offer executive education to their employees away from their offices.

“We also have programs designed to help strengthen the leadership and management skills of physicians in the medical center.”

Many of the CEE programs already take place at businesses throughout Houston, which will make CEE administrative duties more effective by being located near its customer base.

“With this move, CEE is more aptly fulfilling its mission of connecting the university and its resources to businesses, government and others in the community who need these training and educational programs,” adds Cummings. “We look forward to expanding services to answer the specific needs of these entities.”

Established by the School of Business in 1977, CEE, formerly known as the Center for Advanced Management Programs or CAMP until its name change last year, provides nationally recognized continuing education credit programs that include innovative face-to-face, onsite and online solutions for work challenges. Among the courses and programs it offers are the Purchasing-Supply Chain Management Program, Management and Leadership Program and Quality Management Courses.

For more information, call the center’s business office in UHCL’s School of Business, 281-283-3100 or visit http://cee.uhcl.edu.