Dr. Saleha Khumawala & Dr. Basheer Khumawala

Dr. Khumawala and spouse Dr. Basheer Khumawala, also a faculty member in the Bauer College of Business, were inspired to give to UH Libraries.

Dr. Khumawala standing in from an interior Bauer College of Business sign

We choose to give to the University of Houston Libraries as we believe it is one of the most important institutions on campus. Our donation benefits the multitude of programs and services the Library offers that enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the broader Houston community, both current and future generations. The Library brings information and culture within everyone’s reach, creating a more informed, engaged society. The ARL world-class UH Library also serves as a place for students to study, meet-up and relax and is a key part of every student’s education on campus with fond memories of their time at the University of Houston.

A key feature of our UH Library is that, because of the vast array of programs and services it offers, giving to the Library is very easy as donors can find a piece of that mission that speaks to their own interests and goals.

Dr. Saleha Khumawala is the Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting and the Visionary & Founding Director of the SURE™ (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship) Program at University of Houston Bauer College of Business. Dr. Khumawala’s teaching and research focus is on government and non-profit accounting and social entrepreneurship. She is widely published and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She has successfully led the Study Abroad India Program for students, faculty and administrators and is the coauthor of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices, 8th edition.

Dr. Khumawala has made Houston’s economy a decidedly more important part of her focus through overseeing the recent explosive growth of the SURE™ program, which provides an educational platform that facilitates a value-added partnership between UH students, industry experts, and entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities. As of December 2018, the SURE™ Program has educated 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and launched over 160 businesses. The SURE™ Program and Dr. Khumawala have won numerous awards and accolades, including the Piper Professor 2018 award.