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Indian-American woman academic awarded in US

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

Khator, a top Indian-American woman academic, has been awarded by in for her role in mentoring professionals.

Khator, 62, of System and of (UH), awarded the 2018 Mentor Award during the opening plenary of in Education's 100th annual meeting.

The award is bestowed annually to acknowledge the substantial role of mentors in the success of the council's fellows program participants.

Khator, who was born in and educated at the University of Kanpur, is the UH System's first woman chancellor, UH's first foreign-born president, and the first ever Indian immigrant to lead a comprehensive research university in the US.

Khator assumed her current post in January 2008. She now oversees a four-university system that serves nearly 71,000 students.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:55 IST