in the early 2000's, Dr. Berger and his staff set up a campus visit for my daughter (theatre) and my son (creative writing) that felt more like a prestigious private college experience than an inner city public institution. My daughter was invited to participate in classes while my son spent the day with Edward Albee! I will never forget the personal attention we received. Throughout their time at UH, Dr. Berger was easily accessible, personable and warm. I am shocked and saddened by his untimely passing, which leaves a huge and deep hole in the creative community of Houston, TX. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family.