We are proud to share that Mike Cemo was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Houston. He joins other distinguished individuals including the Honorable George H. W. Bush (1994), The Honorable William P. Hobby, Jr. (1997), and our own Charles T. "Ted" Bauer (2001).
Renu Kahator, chancellor of the University of Houston and the thirteenth president of the UH, presented Mike with his honorary doctorate.
Mike's daughter Stephanie shared the picture and said "I am so very proud of my father and all he has achieved in his life so far. He came from humble beginnings, the only child of a barber and a housewife, neither having high school diplomas. I feel he has always valued education and he felt fortunate to have graduated from UH in 1968."
Stephanie shared that Mike was a school teacher and awesome husband/father. He helped to build a successful mutual fund company, served on many advisory boards in the past 30 years, was appointed to the Board of Regents at UH for a six year term by the Governor of Texas, his family foundation gives to causes benefiting education and he pioneered efforts to push the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston into the top 50 business schools in the U.S. Stephanie finishes, by saying "all while never missing a baseball game or birthday. You deserve this Honorary Doctorate more than anyone I know, Dad."
There are a number of YouTube videos sharing the impact Mike has had upon the University of Houston including this one.