University Economic Development Association



September 29 -

October 2, 2019

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems


Saleha Khumawala

Professor of Accounting and Founding Director, SURE Program

Dr. Saleha Khumawala is the Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting and the Founding Director of the SURE™
(Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship) Program at Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a CPA and CGMA. She teaches and does research in the fields of Government and NonProfit Accounting and Social Entrepreneurship, is widely published and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She has successfully led the Study Abroad India Program since 2002, is also the coauthor of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices, 8th edition, and is an active member of several academic and professional organizations. As of May 2019, the SURE™ Program has educated 1,100 aspiring entrepreneurs and launched over 200 businesses. The SURE™ Program and Dr. Khumawala have received numerous awards and accolades including the Piper Professor 2018 award.

Welcome to Reno-Tahoe

A trip to Reno-Tahoe puts everything you could want – good food, arts and culture, outdoor adventures galore – at your fingertips. Grab a bike and cruise through Reno for some urban flavor, then take the short drive to Lake Tahoe for some fresh air.