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Indian-American woman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Renu Khator, an Indian-American university chancellor, has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her contributions in the fields of education and academic leadership. Khator, 61, joins more than 250 exceptionally accomplished artists, scholars, scientists and leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) class of 2020. Born in Uttar Pradesh, Khator is the University of Houston System chancellor and the varsity's president. She is the first woman chancellor and the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive research university in the United States. Khotar, who has been at the current position since 2008, was elected in the field of Educational and Academic Leadership.