Alumni Association Board Members - University of Houston
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The Architecture and Design Alumni Association is led by a Board of Directors representing alumni with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Their work seeks to strengthen relationships with alumni, students, faculty, and staff of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. If you would like to reach out to anyone on the board, please email
  • Laura Vargas '08

  • Shannon Bedinger '05

    Vice President
  • Robert Kohutek '05

  • David Sahagun '09

  • Matthew Mitchell '05

    Awards Chair
  • Ruby Fabre '97

    Awards Vice Chair
  • Nick Jackson '10

    Ambassador Chair
  • Doug Neri '03

    Ambassador Vice Chair
  • Maurice Marroquin '15

    Events Chair
  • Philip LeBlanc '97

    Events Vice Chair
  • Eric Hudson '08

    Governance Chair
  • Justin Taplet '08

    Governance Vice Chair
  • Andrew Gressett '16

    Student Engagement Chair
  • Paul Molina '19

    Student Engagement Vice Chair
  • Melvalean McLemore '09

    DEI Task Force Chair
  • Candice Tape '09

    DEI Task Force Vice Chair
  • Roya Plauche '01

    Faculty Liaison
  • Nyx Valerdy '22

    Student Liaison
  • Emmelia Ward '24

    Student Liaison