Chief executive officer for the organization that acts as a liaison between the organization and all outside entities for external communications.Major: Anthropology (Senior)
Hobbies: Traveling, Going to the Movies, Shopping, Partying with friends and family
Likes: Beyoncé, Fried Chicken, Shoes, TV Shows Family Guy & Scandal
Plans: Apply for graduate school in the Forensic Anthropology department after graduating Spring 2014, study abroad in Europe
Organizations: Gates Millennium Scholar
Stephanie BaileyVice President of Marketing and Assessment
Responsible for all promotional/publicity and marketing for SPB and its events. Primarily responsible for event and program assessment activities (internal operational efficiencies, participant feedback on program and events, etc.)
Major: Communications/Advertising (Junior)
Minor: Political Science
Hobbies: paint-balling, hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, caves, painting, traveling, photography
Likes: current events and healthy food
Organizations: Association of Women and Communications, American Advertisement Federation, and Model United Nations
Odinakachukwu Ezeigwe (Ody)Late Nights and Weekends Chair
Chief officer responsible for planning a variety of events on campus that occur during the evening and weekends. Primarily responsible for focusing on events provided for residents which can range from Game Nights to Karaoke.
Major: B.S. Psychology and Pre-nursing (Junior)
Likes: Food (I'm not picky), making new friends, naps, my phone, randomness, sitcoms, drama TV series
Hobbies: Reading, bike rides, exploring new places, going to sporting events, volunteering
Plans: Attend the UT Health Science Center in Houston, earn a Bachelors in Nursing, become a pediatric nurse, get my a Master’s Degree, and become a nurse practitioner
Organizations: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Allied Health Professions Society, Homecoming Board, Coog Radio, and Dance On
Taylor RouleauCinema and Novelty Chair
Chief officer responsible for bringing novelty and cinema events within the scope of SPB. Primarily responsible for coordinating with the Student Video Network, among others, to fulfill the needs of this committee.
Likes: Basketball, football, running, food, attending sporting events, music, and of course UH Cougars
Hobbies: Playing basketball, listening to music, playing video games, hanging out with friends
Plans: Become a pharmacist and live in Colorado
Organizations: Coog Crew
Kevin LacsonConcerts Chair
Chief officer responsible for bringing live music to campus. Primarily responsible for planning concert acts such as local bands, student musicians, and larger, nationally–recognized performers.
Minor: Law, Values, and Policy
Likes: Taylor Swift, SUITS, Apple Inc., Golden State Warriors, Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hobbies: DJ-ing, guitar, being distracted, playing Clash of Clans, and enlightening the world of Apple’s greatness
Plans: Attend UH Law and work at Andrews Kurth LLP as a corporate attorney
Organizations: Accounting Society and Coog Radio
Isaiah RossVice President of Membership, Recruitment, and Development
Responsible for an ongoing program of leadership development and training workshops for Student Program Board Committee Chairs and Committee Members. Primarily responsible for the entire recruitment campaign for the Student Program Board.
Major: Psychology (Junior)
Hobbies: Keeping busy within the University of Houston. I love being involved!!!!
Likes: chocolate, pomegranates, and Chinese food
Plan: Graduate, Med school, Psychiatrist
Organizations: Houston Sports Marketing Association, Coog Radio, Student Video Network
Jessica Ordoñez (Skippy)Trips and Tournaments Chair
Chief oficer responsible for planning events off campus, both in and around Houston, as well as tournament style events.
Major: Hotel & Restaurant Management
Likes: Soccer, Star Wars, Darth Vader, Sanrio, SPB, soured gummy worms, rainbows, bunnies, puppies, Ellie Goulding, glitter, traveling, and photography
Hobbies: Laying on the floor, browsing the web, food tasting, and watching favorite shows on Netflix (That 70’s Show, The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Vampire Diaries, and The Secret Circle)
Plans: Get multiple degrees, study music, travel the world (Venice, Dubai, Brazil), attend the World Cup, own a coffee shop, and have 10 puppies
Organizations: Kappa Delta Chi Inc., National Association for Catering and Events, and Club Managers Association of America
Catherine Lara (Cat)Special Events Chair
Chief officer responsible for planning annual traditional events. Primarily responsible for executing large programs that become traditions on campus such as Winter Wonderland and UH Best Dance Crew.
Major: Liberal Studies Major
Minor: English-Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Kinesiology
Likes: Sports, photography, cats, writing, dancing, Harry Potter
Organizations: Daily Cougar
Tabia JarrettComedy and Speakers Chair
Chief officer responsible for bringing guest speakers and comedians to the campus that discuss various topics and humorous relief.
Major: Digital Media Major class of 2015 (Junior)
Likes: Cooking, music, SOUR PATCH KIDS, meeting new people, photography, basketball, and volleyball
Hobbies: Listening to music, talking, sleeping, programming great events, and just chilling
Organizations: Caribbean Student Organization
Aziz RajanSocial Media and Communications Chair
Chief officer responsible for managing all social media websites for SPB (official SPB website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), and filming SPB promotional videos for events.
Major: Petroleum Engineering
Likes: Eating good food and spending time with friends
Hobbies: Gaming and listening to Music
Plans: Become a Petroleum Engineer and travel the world
Organizations: National Society for Collegiate Scholars and Muslim Student Association