LGBTRC Advisory Board


The purpose of the LGBT Advisory Board is to improve the campus climate for LGBT students, staff and faculty through education and advocacy for LGBT inclusive policies; to carry out activities and projects designed to raise awareness about the LGBT Resource Center Programs; and to generate support for the Center on the campus and in the community. Members will provide input into both short and long term strategic planning to achieve the vision of the LGBT Resource Center.

Name Board Member Since Committee Officer Since
Robert Wimpelberg Fall 2010 R & O  
Guillermo de los Reyes Fall 2010 E & C  
Herb Agan Fall 2010 E & C  
Catherine Essinger Fall 2010 R & P Non-student CoChair Fall 2012
Kenny Mauk Spr 2013 E & C, R & P  
Troy Christensen Fall 2012 E & C, R & P  
Jennifer Smith Fall 2012 E & C Vice Chair Fall 2014
Joi Bartholomew Fall 2014   Secretary Fall 2014
Sandra Jacobson Spr 2013 R & O  
Sarah Fishman Fall 2010    
Trenton Haltom Fall 2013 E & C  Student CoChair Fall 2013
Lou Weaver Fall 2010 R & P  
Nick Brines Spr 2013 R & O  
Jose 'Jo' Lopez Fall 2010 R & O  
Tierra Ortiz-Rodriguez Spr 2012 E & C  
Lorraine Schroeder Fall 2010 E & C  

R & O – Resources and Operations
E & C – Education and Communication
R & P – Research and Policies

Pride Partners

University of Houston departments are now able to show their support of the LGBT Resource Center and of the LGBT community by becoming a pride partner. Simply fill out this application. The LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board will review your application and either grant you UH Pride Partner status, or provide you with feedback regarding further steps needed to achieve UH Pride Partner status.

Benefits to your Department

  • Link to your department's website on LGBT Resource Center's website
  • UH Pride Partner placard for your department's office
  • Letter to university leadership naming supporters
  • Department names published in Daily Cougar advertisement
  • Contribute to student success
  • Support a respectful, inclusive culture on campus