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The University of Houston’s Board of Visitors (BoV) is a leadership group of private sector opinion leaders and University advocates that serves to advance the University of Houston and improve the University’s image in Houston and throughout the region. BoV members represent a broad array of expertise, interests and connections and serve as ambassadors and strategic partners for the University.

To find out more about the Board of Visitors and other volunteer opportunities at the University of Houston please contact our volunteer office at bov@uh.edu or call 713-743-9116.

CHERYL CREUZOT

CHERYL CREUZOT
(’81, J.D. ’92, L.L.M. ’99, M.B.A. ’12)

Chair, Board of Visitors
President and CEO, Wealth Development Strategies

STEVE STEPHENS

STEVE STEPHENS (’80)

Vice Chair, Board of Visitors
President, Amegy Corporation

EARL CUMMINGS

EARL CUMMINGS (’91)

Chair, Third Ward Economic Empowerment
CEO and Chairman, The BTS Team

ANETTE EDENS

ANETTE EDENS
(M.B.A. ’77, M.ED. ’89, PH.D. ’94)

Chair, College of Medicine Task Force
President and Psychologist, Cornerstone Recovery

LES HAULBROOK

LES HAULBROOK

Chair, Power Athletics Task Force
President, Houston Cougar Foundation

WAYNE LUCKETT

WAYNE LUCKETT (’74)

Chair, Third Ward Schools Task Force President and CEO Branwar Wine Distributing Co.

LILLIE ROBERTSON

LILLIE ROBERTSON

Chair, Student Success Task Force
Philanthropist

ANNA BABIN

ANNA BABIN

President and CEO
United Way of Greater Houston

VICTOR BARCOT

VICTOR BARCOT (’95, M.B.A. ’97)

Managing Director of Investment Banking and
Head of Upstream Coverage,
Houlihan Lokey

JEFFERY BEAUCHAMP

JEFFERY BEAUCHAMP (’69, M.S. ’73)

Entrepreneur and Private Investor

J. DOWNEY BRIDGWATER

J. DOWNEY BRIDGWATER (’84)

President, Houston Market, Comercia Bank

JOHN BUTLER

JOHN BUTLER JR.

Chairman, J.R. Butler & Co.

JOHN CLARKE

JOHN CLARKE (’82)

Senior Vice President, Integrity Bank

JUDY COOK

JUDY COOK (J.D. ’89)

Vice President and Secretary
Mark and Judith Cook Foundation

REV. MARCUS COSBY

REV. MARCUS COSBY

Senior Pastor
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

LILY CHEN FOSTER

LILY CHEN FOSTER (M.A. ’92)

Retired Actress

JO FURR

JO FURR (M.ED. ’95)

Retired Educator and Community Volunteer

CHAILLE HAWKINS

CHAILLE HAWKINS

Director, TheWinston Family Foundation

ELVIN HAYES

ELVIN HAYES (’85)

President, King’s Valet and Rossi USA

BARBARA HINES

BARBARA HINES

Artist

CRAIG JONES

CRAIG JONES

President and CEO, Long Lake Ltd.,
Woodmere Development Co.

WALTER JONES

WALTER JONES (’65)

Former Chairman and CEO
WestStar Mortgage Inc.

KATHRYN KETELSEN

KATHRYN KETELSEN

Co-Founder and President
Project GRAD

JOHN KING

JOHN KING (’92)

Regional Assurance Managing Partner
Ernst & Young

ROBERT KNEPPLER JR.

ROBERT KNEPPLER JR. (’85)

Managing Director, Wortham Insurance

GLENN LILIE

GLENN LILIE
(HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE ’16)

G. Terrell Ventures Inc.

AYLWIN LEWIS

AYLWIN LEWIS ('76, M.B.A. '90)

Former Chairman, CEO and President
Potbelly Corporation

MICHAEL LINN

MICHAEL LINN

President and CEO, MCL Ventures LLC

JERAD MCMAYON

JERAD MCMAYON (’92)

Co-Founder and Partner, OFS Energy Fund

DAVID MCMENAMIN

DAVID MCMENAMIN (’74)

Founder and CEO, Horizon Financial Group

SONNY MESSIAH-JILES

SONNY MESSIAH-JILES (’74)

CEO, Defender Media Group

JACK MOORE

JACK MOORE (’77)

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Visitors
Former Chairman and CEO
Cameron International

LAURA MURILLO

LAURA MURILLO
(’89, M.ED. ’98, ED.D. ’03)

President and CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

JUDY NYQUIST

JUDY NYQUIST

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

MARVIN ODUM

MARVIN ODUM (M.B.A. ’95)

Former Chairman and President
Shell Oil Company and Executive Committee Director
Royal Dutch Shell PLC

PAMELA O'ROURKE

PAMELA O'ROURKE ('95)

President and CEO
Icon Information Consultants LP

JACK POGGE

JACK POGGE (’75)

Former President, COO and Director
CSG Systems International, Inc.

RICKY RAVEN

RICKY RAVEN (’83, J.D. ‘86)

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

RICHARD RAWSON

RICHARD RAWSON (’72)

President, Insperity

MARIA RIOS

MARIA RIOS (FS ’88)

Owner and President, Nation Waste Inc.

SAMUEL SCHREIBER

SAMUEL SCHREIBER (’74)

President, Chain Bridge Bank, North America

DARRYL SCHROEDER

DARRYL SCHROEDER (’69)

CEO, Lonestar Energy Fabrication

HELEN SHAFFER

HELEN SHAFFER

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron, Former Director of Religious Education,
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

STEPHANIE SHERRODD

STEPHANIE SHERRODD

President and CEO, TDECU

GREGORY SHOEMAKER

GREGORY SHOEMAKER (’79)

Vice President Procurement
Hewlett Packard Company

DAVID VANDEWATER

DAVID VANDEWATER (UHCL M.S. '77)

President and CEO
Ardent Health Services

DHEERAJ VERMA

DHEERAJ VERMA

Managing Director
Quantum Energy Partners

BRUCE WILLIAMSON

BRUCE WILLIAMSON (M.B.A ’95)

Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Energy Partners

DAN WOLTERMAN

DAN WOLTERMAN

Former President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

JUDY BOZEMAN ('70)
Chair, UH College of Business Foundation

BRENT CHINN (FS '82)
President Elect, UH Alumni Association Foundation

DRUE DASILVA ('93, M.S. '99)
Secretary, UH Alumni Association Foundation

AGGIE FOSTER ('78, M.B.A. '86)
Board of Directors, Houston Public Media Foundation

PATTY GODFREY ('89, UHCL M.B.A. '97)
Immediate Past President, UH Alumni Association Foundation

WARREN HARRIS ('85, J.D. '88)
UH Law Foundation

LES HAULBROOK (FS '78)
Chair, Power Athletics Task Force
President, Houston Cougar Foundation

WILLIAM HICKL III ('86)
President, UH Alumni Association Foundation

STEVEN NGUYEN ('95, O.D. '97)
President, UH Foundation for Education and Research in Vision

DANIEL O'CONNOR (PH.D. '02)
President, UH Faculty Senate

LAURIE RUTHERFORD ('86, M.B.A. '91, M.S. '04)
Treasurer, UH Alumni Association Foundation

LISA SHUMATE (M.B.A. '17)
Associate Vice President and General Manager, Houston Public Media

ALVIN ZIMMERMAN ('64, J.D. '67)
Trustee, UH Foundation

DON BACIGALUPI (’83)
Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

FRED S. COUPLES (FS ’80)
President, Couples Bates Golf Design Group

RICHARD "RACEHORSE" HAYNES (J.D. ’56)
Attorney, Richard Haynes & Associates PC

ERIC M. HILTON (HONORARY DOCTORATE ’85)
Former Vice Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM P. HOBBY (HONORARY DOCTORATE ’97)
37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Hobby Communications

REVEREND WILLIAM LAWSON (HONORARY DOCTORATE '93)
Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

CARL LEWIS (FS '82)
President and CEO, Carl Lewis Entertainment Group

JOHN T. MCNABB II
Founding Chair, Board of Visitors
Chairman, Corporate Finance, Growth Capital Partners LP

DARYL WILKERSON (FS ’80)
Vice President, Support Services, University of Chicago Medicine

BOARD OF VISITORS TASK FORCES

College of Medicine

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

ANETTE EDENS (M.B.A. '77, M.Ed. '89, Ph.D. '94), CHAIR

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide industry insights and expertise on the type and quality of care needed in the 21st century to assist in the development of a highly innovative medical school curriculum and teaching methodology.
  • Advocate for the impacts the UH College of Medicine will have on the population of the greater Houston area and the medical community.
  • Open doors to potential donors and supporters, both regionally and nationally to help in the development of the college and its recruitment of top faculty and students.
  • Foster partnerships between the UH College of Medicine and federally qualified health centers by initiating relationships with key players in the changing health-care environment.
  • Provide advice and direction to the UH College of Medicine planning team and for the Case for Support throughout the approval and accreditation process.

Power Athletics

POWER ATHLETICS

LES HAULBROOK, CHAIR

OBJECTIVES

  • Support and promote the University of Houston Department of Athletics mission – Building Champions for Life – by engaging with the student-athlete experience at UH.
  • Ensure that UH students, student-athletes and constituents are part of a Tier One, nationally relevant athletics program by attracting and retaining top athletic leadership.
  • Allow student-athletes to develop and compete on the national level by supporting the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
  • Create an enduring legacy for alumni and fans through multiple generations by continuing to build and enhance athletic traditions.
  • Energize the UH fan base and the City of Houston and maximize revenues that can be re-invested ensuring sustained success by helping fill athletic venues.

Student Success

STUDENT SUCCESS

LILLIE ROBERTSON, CHAIR

OBJECTIVES

  • Partner with Career Services to review and expand external contacts for student opportunities, identify industry gaps for connections, and participate in professional volunteer training opportunities.
  • Explore opportunities to support student recruitment efforts by leveraging contacts in Houston and other markets.
  • Participate in development of the Scarlet Seals of Excellence, a program in which students demonstrate learning outside the classroom in preparation for post-graduation opportunities.

Third Ward Economic Empowerment

THIRD WARD ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

EARL CUMMINGS (’91), CHAIR

OBJECTIVES

  • Stimulate vigorous business activity in the Third Ward by incubating small-to-medium sized businesses in partnership with the SURE™ program at the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
  • Illuminate the strengths of Third Ward businesses by advocating for increased business activity between the UH business community and Third Ward enterprises.
  • Enhance UH community alliances by providing job and internship placement opportunities for individuals in partner programs such as the Young Mothers Residential Program at Project Row Houses.

Third Ward Schools

THIRD WARD SCHOOLS

WAYNE LUCKETT (’74), CHAIR

OBJECTIVES

  • Effect progressive and holistic change to six schools in the immediate neighborhood by raising the scores of schools on Index I, Academic Performance, to above the “Met Standards” level.
  • Foster a strong pipeline of volunteer leaders in the schools by solidifying a volunteer management system and liaison program between the University and the Third Ward schools.
  • Encourage the creation of partnerships between UH and the community by launching the Third Ward ACES Institute.