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Angela Ambers-Henderson

Angela Ambers-Henderson

Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Phone number: (713) 743-2280


  • B.A. University of Toledo, Psychology & Political Science
  • J.D. University of Akron, School of Law

Practice Area (s):

  • Criminal Defense, Employment Law, Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment

Angela is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Admissions where she works strategically with other members of the Admissions team to recruit and enroll a high-quality, diverse student body to the UH Law Center. She plans and coordinates the Law School's recruitment calendar, represent UH Law Center at recruiting events and coordinate faculty outreach and matching for admitted students as well as reviews application files and makes admissions decisions for incoming Juris Doctorate (JD) students. She is responsible for all aspects of Character & Fitness and updates the admissions webpage and presentation materials.

Prior to arriving at the University of Houston Law Center, Angela was an Enrollment and Completion Advisor at Texas Southern University where she was responsible for working with students to ensure a comprehensive first-year experience that empowered them as engaged learners, integrated them into the college community as meaningful participants in campus life, and facilitated their successful completion and future career pathways. She also served as the first line of contact for a cohort of first year students (300+) on a campus-wide basis by providing direction, referrals, and career advising while teaching multiple sections of the First Year Experience Course.

She is no stranger to the admissions to the area having served as the Director of Admissions at Lincoln College, Normal, IL where she was responsible for the administrative leadership and financial oversight of the entire undergraduate admissions/recruiting process. Additionally, Angela served as the Vice President of Program Operations at YWCA McLean County where she was second in command and was responsible for the administrative leadership and financial oversight of all YWCA services and programs. Next, Angela has served as the Director of the Professional Adult Comprehensive Education Program (PACE) where she was responsible for the bachelor degree completion program. During her time at Montgomery County Community College, she served in an executive level collegiate administrative capacity as a member of the President's Cabinet where she was the Director of Equity and Diversity Initiatives. She was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive equity and diversity plan. Angela maintained and developed internal and external community relations, as well as assisted with student issues as they pertained to equity and diversity concerns. She also served as the institution's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity officer and was responsible for providing leadership and direction for the continued development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting functions of the College's Affirmative Action activities, Sexual Harassment Policy, and compliance with various local, state, and federal laws. During her time at Montgomery County Community College, she also served as the Director of the Criminal Justice and Fire Science Programs.

Angela has practiced law as a Senior Trial Attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, served as an Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at Camden County College, and a faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at Lincoln College Normal and Montgomery County Community College.

Community Service/Organizations/Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Pennsylvania Bar
  • Parliamentarian, Phenomenal Pearls Educational and Charitable Foundation
  • Board Member, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America (Bucks County)
  • Board President, Montgomery County Mediation Center
  • Board President, Blooming Grove Academy

Additionally, other community activities include serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Mclean County, a Section 8 Hearing Officer for the Bloomington Housing Authority, Member of the Citizens Advisory Council, Illinois State University Laboratory Schools, as well as a member of the CSAS committee at the Promise Community Center.


  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Basketball
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Eating

Words to Live By: "You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better you did better." -Maya Angelou