– Dr. Roger Boltz Scholarship –

Five Decades of Tireless Dedication

About Roger

Dr. Roger Boltz holds both an O.D., and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  He has been a faculty member since 1978 and he has held a number of administrative positions at the college.  He currently serves as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.  His clinical and teaching interests are in the area of cornea and contact lenses.

Roger’s Legacy

  • Has been with UH for 52 years!
  • Got both his O.D. degree and Ph.D. from UHCO
  • Joined faculty in 1978
  • Appointed Associate Dean in 1991
  • UHCO Distinguished Alumnus

Where is he Retiring…

Will wake up to the chirping of the birds in the rolling mountains of Black Mountain, North Carolina
Woods, woods…and lots to chop
Very close to Asheville that boasts more breweries per capita than any U.S. city
100 local beers available
A foodtopia…


Get to Know Roger

In fall 1966, a young student from Orlando arrived at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), seldom thinking that this will be his home for the next 52 years. As Dr. Roger Boltz, Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, gets packing with his family, three 100 pound dogs and two parrots to retire in the little town of Black Mountain, North Carolina, he candidly talks about his tenure at UHCO. (Read more…)

Give to the Boltz Endowment

The Roger Boltz Endowment will provide scholarships for students interested in pursuing optometry as a profession. The endowment with an initial goal of $30,000 will be started in UHCO’s fundraising arm, the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision.

We value and honor every gift, irrespective of size  and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

To give now, visit: www.fervfoundation.org

Click “Dr. Boltz Endowment” under Gift Account Selection.

If you have any questions, please call Liz Mauzy, Manager, FERV at: 713-743-1795 or emauzy@central.uh.edu.

Thank you, Roger!