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Wizarding World of UH
Harry Potter
UH Got Talent
Isaiah Ross


Chief executive officer for the organization that oversees all event planning performed by the board, acts as a liaison between the organization and all outside entities for external communications, and is the primary visionary of the organization.

Kevin Lacson

VP of Marketing and Assessment

Chief officer responsible for all promotional campaigns and publicity, as well as overseeing all marketing for SPB and its events. They are also primarily responsible for conducting organizational assessment, including internal operation efficiencies, participant feedback on program and events, etc.

Melissa Jinks

VP of Membership, Recruitment, and Development

Chief officer responsible for an ongoing program of leadership development for SPB Committee Chairs and Committee Members, as well as the organization and maintenance of the Membership Point system. They are also primarily responsible for the entire recruitment campaign for the Student Program Board.

Isaiah Peña


Chief officer responsible for bringing both indoor and outdoor cinema events to campus on behalf of SPB, in either the new Student Center Theater or projected outside on our huge inflatable screens, respectively. They are primarily responsible for developing a programmatic experience that correlates with the movie of the night.

Marlen Mendoza


Chief officer responsible for bringing live music events to campus. They are primarily responsible for planning concert acts such as local bands and student musicians, to larger, nationally–recognized performers, as well as the facilitator for interactive music competitions such as UH EDC Festival, UH Voice, and Clash of the Bands.

Sana Shahid

Comedy & Speakers

Chief officer responsible for bringing comedians and guest speakers to the campus that provides humorous entertainment and discusses various topics, respectively. They are primarily responsible for ensuring that the content of these shows are unique and entertainment that can be found no one where else on campus.

Taylor Rouleau

Nights & Weekends

Chief officer responsible for planning a variety of events on campus that occurs during the evening and weekends. They are primarily responsible for providing fun and recreational activities for residents that can range from traditional Game Nights to Karaoke, as well as unique events such as a Zombie 5K run to a Harry Potter Festival.

Erica Rios

Social Media & Novelties

Chief officer responsible for managing all social media outlets for SPB, as well as determining interactive novelties for students and organizing an event themed around the chosen novelty. They are primarily responsible for ensuring that every SPB event is blasted to as many students as possible to make sure that they are informed about upcoming events, as well as any last minute programming changes that come up.

Beatriz Torres

Special Events

Chief officer responsible for planning larger-scaled events on campus on behalf of the Student Program Board. They are primarily responsible for the organization of annually planned events such as Mr. UH and Winter Wonderland, and the coordination of various third-party sponsors, UH departments, and/or student organizations.

Emily Ann Lopez

Trips & Tournaments

Chief officer responsible for planning events off campus, both in and around Houston, as well as on-campus, tournament style events. They are primarily responsible for organizing the traditional semester trip to the Six Flags amusement park, developing events that focus on the students’ competitive nature, and any other trip that is up to the discretion of the Chair.

About Us

If you like concerts, movies, comedians, inflatable games, and many other fun activities, then SPB is the place for you! The Student Program Board (SPB) at the University of Houston is a major student organization that exists to create programs that appeal to the student body by providing an array of diverse activities throughout the year.

Our mission is to provide high–quality educational, enrichment, and entertainment programs that enhance student life at the University of Houston and contribute to overall student development.

We aim to program for every student on the UH campus, by staying connected and understanding our students’ wants and needs. We focus on diversity, both in our programming and in the building of our team. The Student Program Board is a great way to get involved with campus life and an easy way to meet a lot of great new people.

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