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Founded in 2013, the University of Houston’s Board of Visitors is a presidentially-appointed advisory board of private sector thought leaders with a broad array of expertise, interests and connections. Members of the Board of Visitors act as university champions serving as ambassadors and strategic partners for the University of Houston.

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

Aylwin Lewis (’76, M.B.A. ’90)

Aylwin Lewis (’76, M.B.A. ’90)

Chair, Board of Visitors
Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Potbelly Corporation

Steve Stephens (’80)

Steve Stephens (’80)

Past Chair, Board of Visitors
Chief Executive Officer
Amegy Bank

Victor Barcot (’95, M.B.A. ’97)

Victor Barcot (’95, M.B.A. ’97)

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Jeffery Beauchamp (’69, M.S.M.E. ’73)

Jeffery Beauchamp (’69, M.S.M.E. ’73)

Entrepreneur and Private Investor

Clark Beecher (’00)

Clark Beecher (’00)

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Beecher Reagan Advisors, LLC

Maury Blackman (’92)

Maury Blackman (’92)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Premise Data

Robert Boblitt, Jr. (F.S. '81)

Robert Boblitt, Jr. (F.S. '81)

President
Silver Eagle Beverages LLC

Carlos de Aldecoa Bueno

President and Chief Executive Officer
Gulf Coast Distillers

Meredith Chastang

Meredith Chastang

Senior Account Director
PaperCity Magazine

Arturo Chavez

Arturo Chavez ('90)

Chair, Vibrant Campus Task Force
Senior Principal
Page

Kim Clarke (’81)

Kim Clarke (’81)

Vice-Chair, Student Success Task Force
Chief Human Resource Officer
Kirby Corporation

Judy Cook (J.D. ’89)

Judy Cook (J.D. ’89)

Co-Chair, Nominations Committee
Vice President and Secretary
Mark and Judith Cook Foundation

Marcus Cosby

Marcus Cosby

Senior Pastor
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Thasunda Duckett ('96)

President and Chief Executive Officer
TIAA

Anette Edens

Anette Edens (M.B.A. ’77, M.Ed. ’89, Ph.D. ’94)

Licensed Psychologist

Aggie Foster (’78, M.B.A. ‘86)

Aggie Foster (’78, M.B.A. ‘86)

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

Lily Chen Foster (M.A. ’92)

Lily Chen Foster (M.A. ’92)

Retired Actress and Community Volunteer

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Lance Funston (’67)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Core Care America and Ultimark Products, LLC

Lance Funston (’67)

Jo Furr (M.Ed. ’95)

Community Volunteer, Former Teacher and HISD Advanced Academics Supervisor

Stephen Greenlee

Former President of ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company

Chaille Winston Hawkins

Elvin Hayes (’85)

President
King’s Valet and Rossi, USA

Chaille Winston Hawkins

Craig Jones

President and Chief Executive Officer
Long Lake Ltd., Woodmere Development Co.

Manmohan Kalsi (M.S.M.E. ’70, Ph.D. ’75)

President
Kalsi Engineering, Inc.

Robert Kneppler (’85)

Robert Kneppler (’85)

Chair, Student Success Task Force
Managing Director
Marsh Wortham, a division of Marsh USA, Inc.

Nick Massad, Jr. (’73)

Nick Massad (’73)

President and Chief Executive Officer
American Liberty Hospitality, Inc.

Elizabeth McIngvale (Ph.D ’14)

Elizabeth McIngvale (Ph.D ’14)

Chair, Social Responsibility Task Force
Founder
The Peace of Mind Foundation
Director
McLean OCD Institute || Houston

Jerad McMayon (’00)

Jerad McMayon (’00)

Co-Founder and Partner
OFS Energy Fund

David McMenamin (’74)

David McMenamin (’74)

Former Managing Partner of Carson Wealth

Sonny Messiah-Jiles (’74)

Sonny Messiah-Jiles (’74)

President
Defender Media Group

Laura Murillo

Laura Murillo (’89, M.Ed. ’98, Ed.D. ’03)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Judy Nyquist

Judy Nyquist

Chair, Vibrant Campus Task Force
Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

Marvin Odum, III (M.B.A. ’95)

Marvin Odum, III (M.B.A. ’95)

Chief Executive Officer
816 Group

Pamela Chambers O’Rourke (’95)

Pamela Chambers O’Rourke (’95)

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
ICON Information Consultants LP

Richard Earl Penick (’78)

Former President of Maintenance Supply Headquarters

Jack Pogge (’75)

Jack Pogge (’75)

Former President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of CSG Systems International, Inc.

Ricky Raven (’83, J.D. ‘86)

Ricky Raven (’83, J.D. ‘86)

Senior Vice President, Deputy General
Counsel
Allstate

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Maria Rios (FS ’88)

Owner and President
Nation Waste Inc.

Lillie Robertson

Lillie Robertson

Philanthropist

Samuel Schreiber (’74)

Samuel Schreiber (’74)

Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank

Greg Shoemaker (’74)

Gregory Shoemaker (’79)

Former Global Head of Supply Chain of Hewlett Packard Inc.

Michele Verma, Phd (’74)

Michele Verma, Phd (’79)

Community Volunteer
Anthropology and Education, Ph.D

Bridget Wade

Bridget Wade

Owner
Bridget Wade Designs

Bruce Williamson (M.B.A. ’95)

Bruce Williamson (M.B.A. ’95)

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Southcross Energy Holdings

Michael Booker

Michael Booker

Trustee
UH Foundation

Drue DaSilva (’93, M.S. ’99)

Drue DaSilva (’93, M.S. ’99)

President
UH Alumni Association Foundation

Leslie Flynne

President
Houston Public Media Foundation

Tom Hetherington

President-Elect
UH Law Foundation Board

Shazia Khan (’84)

Shazia Khan (’84)

Secretary, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Glenn Lilie (Honorary Doctorate Degree ’16)

Wayne Luckett (’74)

Incoming President, UHAAF
President and Chief Executive Officer
Branwar Wine Distributing Co.

Sherry Menger (’79)

Member
Bauer College of Business Foundation

Laurie Rutherford (’86, M.B.A. ’91, M.S. ’04)

Laurie Rutherford (’86, M.B.A. ’91, M.S. ’04)

Immediate Past President
UH Alumni Association Foundation

Michael Sachs (’97)

Michael Sachs (’97)

Member-At-Large
UH Alumni Association Foundation

Vissett Sun (’93, O.D. ’95)

Vissett Sun (’93, O.D. ’95)

Past President and Board Member Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.

Richard Whiteley (’93, J.D. ’99)

Richard Whiteley (’93, J.D. ’99)

Treasurer
UH Alumni Association Foundation

MR. HARI AGRAWAL
Terms of Service 2014 – 2018

MS. DINA AL-SOWAYEL (’91)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MRS. ANNA M. BABIN
Terms of Service 2016 – 2018

DR. DONALD BACIGALUPI (’83)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. ROBERT L. BARTKOWIAK, JR. (’84)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. JEFFERY O. BEAUCHAMP (’73)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

NELDA L. BLAIR (J.D. ’82)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. J. DOWNEY BRIDGWATER (’84)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. JOHN R. BUTLER, JR.
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. RICHARD J. CAMPO
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

THE HONORABLE JOHN T. CATER
Terms of Service 2014 -2018

MR. JOHN A. CLARKE (’81)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2018

MR. FRED S. COUPLES (’80)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

MR. JAMES R. CRANE
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MRS. CHERYL D. CREUZOT (M.B.A ’12, J.D. ’92, ’81)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2019

THE HONORABLE DAVID H. DEWHURST (J.D ’80)
Terms of Service 2015 – 2016

DR. ANETTE T. EDENS (’94)
Terms of Service 2015 – Present

MR. STEPHEN J. FELICE (M.B.A ’84)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MRS. LILY CHEN FOSTER (’92)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. WILLIAM GRANVILLE, III
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. C. GREGORY HARPER (’97)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

MS. CHAILLE WINSTON HAWKINS
Terms of Service 2016 – 2020

MR. ELVIN HAYES (’85)
Terms of Service 2015 – Present

MR. RICHARD "RACEHORSE" HAYNES (J.D. ’56)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. CHRIS HELMS
Terms of Service 2014 – 2018

MR. ERIC M. HILTON (HONORARY DOCTORATE ’85)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

MRS. BARBARA HINES
Artist
Terms of Service 2016 – 2020

THE HONORABLE W. P. HOBBY (HONORARY DOCTORATES ’97)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. JOHN L. KING
Terms of Service 2016 – 2021

THE REVEREND WILLIAM A. LAWSON (HONORARY DOCTORATE ’93)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. F. CARL LEWIS (FS ’82)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. GLENN T. LILIE (FS ’68, HONORARY DEGREE ’16)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. MICHAEL C. LINN
Terms of Service 2016 – 2019

MR. WAYNE M. LUCKETT (’74)
Terms of Service 2015 - Present

MR. FREDERICK R. LUMMIS, II
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. RANSOM C. LUMMIS
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MR. JUGAL K. MALANI
Terms of Service 2017 – 2017

MR. JERAD D. MCMAYON (’00)
Terms of Service 2016 – Present

MR. JOHN T. MCNABB, II
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MR. PERSHANT MEHTA (’95)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

THE HONORABLE JACK B. MOORE (’77)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2018

THE HONORABLE MICA MOSBACHER (FS ’83)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

DR. LAURA G. MURILLO (M.ED. ’98, ’89)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. MARVIN D. NATHAN (J.D. ’66)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MR. JOHN L. NAU, III
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

MRS. JUDY NYQUIST
Terms of Service 2021 – Present

MR. MARVIN E. ODUM, III (’95)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. CHRIS J. PAPPAS
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MR. JOSEPH M. POGGE (’79)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2015

MR. RICHARD G. RAWSON (’72)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2018

MS. LILLIE T. ROBERTSON (’72)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MS. DOMINIQUE SACHSE (’90)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2016

MR. SAMUEL A. SCHREIBER (’74)
Terms of Service 2016 – Present

MR. DARRYL A. SCHROEDER (’69)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. GREGORY WAYNE SHOEMAKER (’79)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

Mr. Steve D. Stephens (’80)
Terms of Service 2014 – Present

MR. DHEERAJ VERMA (’00)
Terms of Service 2016 – 2019

MS. NICOLE VOGEL (’00)
Terms of Service 2014 - 2016

MR. DARYL W. WILKERSON (FS ’80)
Terms of Service 2014 – 2017

MR. BRUCE A. WILLIAMSON (’95)
Terms of Service 2016 – Present

MR. FLOYD C. WILSON (FS ’72)
Terms of Service 2014 - 2016

BOARD OF VISITORS TASK FORCES

Power Athletics

POWER ATHLETICS

CHAIR: GREGORY SHOEMAKER (’79), VICE CHAIR: CRAIG JONES

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.
  • Energize the UH fan base and the City of Houston to maximize revenues that can be re-invested ensuring sustained success by helping fill athletic venues.
  • Allow student-athletes to develop and compete on the national level by supporting the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
  • 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.

Third Ward Schools

PUBLIC ART

CHAIR: JUDY NYQUIST

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide insight into developing and reviewing strategic partnerships and prospects to support the Public Art program and its funding priorities.
  • Foster and strengthen engagement opportunities for visitors and the community to tour the collection, exhibitions and explore the System’s collection.
  • Support strategic programs and events related to the 50th Anniversary milestone.
  • Advocate for the Public Art program, both locally and nationally, bringing awareness to thecollection and its exhibitions.

Student Success

STUDENT SUCCESS

CHAIR: ROBERT KNEPPLER (’85), VICE CHAIR: KIM CLARKE (’81)

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.
  • Support the continued growth 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

CHAIR: AYLWIN LEWIS (’76, M.B.A. ’90), VICE CHAIR: JERAD MCMAYON (’00)

OBJECTIVES

  • Encourage the creation of partnerships between UH and the community.
  • Provide insight into developing and growing programing, in partnership with the C.T. Bauer College of Business, through small-to-medium sized business incubation programs such as the SURE™ program and The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Illuminate the strengths of Third Ward businesses for increased business activity between the UH business community and Third Ward enterprises.

Third Ward Schools

THIRD WARD SCHOOLS

CHAIR: MICHELE VERMA, VICE CHAIR: HELEN SHAFFER

OBJECTIVES

  • Create a lasting relationship between the UH community and the Third Ward community through outreach and service-learning that results in increased student success and college andcareer readiness.
  • Develop partnerships between UH and the Third Ward community to support the identified needs of Third Ward Schools.
  • Promote impactful collaborations between UH, UH College of Education, and the Third Ward Community to support, effect, and communicate progressive change in Third Ward.