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Paula Myrick Short ’67 is senior vice president and provost at the University of Houston and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Houston System. Prior, she served as vice chancellor of academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents, and she has previously presided as president to the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and the University Council for Educational Administration. As a highly decorated administrator and professor, she was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as a Fulbright specialist and voted one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Houston in 2015.