Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ramos

Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ramos, PhD, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at The University of Houston Clear Lake, passed away surrounded by family on December 27th after a short battle with bladder cancer. He was only 63.
Miguel was born February 5, 1960 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, the youngest of four children to Arturo Gonzalez and Isaura Ramos. Dr. Gonzalez’s love for education was first inspired while learning from The Benedictines at Subiaco Academy (’78) in Arkansas before he matriculated into the field of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston (’83, MSIE ’85). Upon graduating, Miguel returned to his beloved hometown to start a family, and assist in the operations of his family’s orange juice manufacturing plant, before returning to The United States, and fulfilling his true vocation of teaching by finishing a doctorate at his alma mater (PhD IE ’95). Professorships and academic positions at UH, The University of Memphis, The University of Texas-Pan American (now UTRGV), and UHCL followed, with Dr. G striving to improve STEM education and manufacturing processes in the regions he worked, through a passionate dedication to helping students succeed.
Miguel was an excellent engineer, fisherman, grill master, Rayados supporter, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and teacher. Above all he was a devout Catholic and steadfast in his faith.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Martha Idalia, daughter Martha Isaura (Neil DuRoss), son Jose Miguel, and grandson Jose Thomas DuRoss all of Houston. He is also survived by brother Arturo (Carmen) of Monterrey and sister Isaura (Javier Davila) of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, along with dozens of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and countless friends and colleagues, all of whom will sorely miss his empathetic patience, warmth, and humility. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Manuelita.
A Holy Rosary will be said at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 W. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas, on Tuesday, January 2nd at 7 PM, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr, Nassau Bay, Texas, at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 3rd. A private burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Dr. G. to the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UHCL or to the cause of your choice.


  1. My deepest condolences to the loss of Dean Gonzalez.
    He was a good man.

    Magdy Akladios
  2. I send my sincerest condolences to the Gonzalez family. Dr. Gonzalez was a wonderful Dean of our College. He was kind, humble, and worked hard, all of which are displayed on a small plaque on his desk. I enjoyed my conversations with him about growing citrus trees. He had a wealth of knowledge on this. He also had many passions that he pursued in support of the University and our students. These passions have blossomed into life changing opportunities for our students and faculty. They have also strengthened our relations with community partners. Dr. Gonzalez will be missed. His spirit was strong, even in sickness, and will live on.

    Robert Phalen
  3. I am so sorry to see this! He was good and wise.

    Alice Zents
  4. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. He was a very kind man.

    Serkan Caliskan
  5. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Miguel. One of my earliest memories of him was 7th grade at Morris school outside of Searcy Arkansas. Brother “Tank” was having the class trying to high jump in the gym. Miguel and I were extremely terrible at it but shared our laughter with each other. We would later be Subiaco classmates. He was always available for me as a friend and brother in Christ. Pax Christi Sit Tecum. (Peace of Christ be with you)

    Scott Trice
  6. Dean Gonzales brought wisdom, patience, courage, and kindness to UHCL’s when it was much needed. We will all miss him terribly. My deepest condolences to the whole family in their sorrow. We lost him far too soon.

    Kathleen Garland
  7. Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of Miguel Gonzalez.

    Greg Krueger, Class of 78.
  8. I’m very sorry to hear of Dean Gonzalez’s passing. He was a modest man and a thoughtful leader. I still clearly remember how kind and supportive he was during my job interview as a visiting faculty member at the CSE college. He will undoubtedly be missed.

    My deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones, friends, and family.

    Sayed Atef Banawan
  9. I have very fond memories of him while we were in graduate school, then much later in life, he and I were visiting Korea together, at the invite of Dr. Taeyong Yang, and had a great time there. And most recently, he toured me his domain at UHCL and he treated me to a yummy Cajun lunch. I will miss him, and his joie de vivre, and his smile. ¡Hasta luego, Señor!

    Daryl Santos
  10. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Dr. Gonzalez. He was a remarkable man, a source of wisdom and encouragement for many, myself included, and a wonderful human being who left a lasting legacy that will endure forever.

    Dr. Fernando De La Peña Llaca

Leave Your Condolences

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. Basic HTML code is allowed.