Board of Visitors

The University of Houston’s Board of Visitors (BoV) is a leadership group of private sector opinion leaders and University advocates that serves to advance the University of Houston and improve the University’s image in Houston and throughout the region. BoV members represent a broad array of expertise, interests and connections and serve as ambassadors and strategic partners for the University.

cheryl creuzot

Cheryl D. Creuzot

(’81, J.D. ’92, L.L.M. ’99, M.B.A. ’12)
Chair, Board of Visitors
President and CEO, Wealth Development Strategies

anette edens

Anette T. Edens

(M.B.A. ’77, M.Ed. ’89, Ph.D. ’94)
Chair, Medical School Task Force
President/Psychologist, Cornerstone Recovery

les haulbrook

Les Haulbrook

(FS ’78)
Chair, Power Athletics Task Force
President, Houston Cougar Foundation

wayne luckett

Wayne Luckett

Chair, Third Ward Schools Task Force
President and CEO Branwar Wine Distributing Co.

lillie robertson

Lillie Robertson

Chair, College of the Arts Task Force

hari agrawal

Hari Agrawal

Founder and President, CNA Metals, Inc.

anna babin

Anna M. Babin

President and CEO, United Way of Greater Houston

don bacigalupi

Don Bacigalupi

Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

robert bartkowiak

Robert L. Bartkowiak Jr.

Senior Vice President, D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

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Jeffery O. Beauchamp

(’69, M.S.E.M. ’73)
Entrepreneur, Private Investor

nelda blair

 Nelda Luce Blair

(J.D. ’82)
CEO, The Blair Law Firm, P.C.

downey bridgwater

J. Downey Bridgwater

President, Houston Market, Comercia Bank

john butler

John Butler Jr.

Chairman, J.R. Butler & Co.

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 John T. Cater

Former Chairman, Compass Bank- Houston

lily chen foster

Lily Chen Foster

(M.A. ’92)
Retired Actress 

john clark

John Clarke

Senior Vice President, Integrity Bank

earl cummings

Earl Cummings

CEO and Chairman, the BTS Team

william granville

William Granville III

CEO & Managing Member, Granville Financial Group

elvin hayes

Elvin Hayes

President, King’s Valet and Rossi, USA

christopher helms

Christopher A. Helms

Founder and CEO, US Shale Energy Advisors LLC

barbara hines

Barbara Hines


john l king

John L. King

Regional Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

william a lawson

The Reverend William A Lawson

 Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

carl lewis

Carl Lewis

(FS ’82)
President and CEO, Carl Lewis Entertainment Group

glenn t lilie

Glenn T. Lilie

(Honorary Doctorate Degree ’16)
G. Terrell Ventures, Inc.

michael linn

Michael C. Linn

 President & CEO, MCL Ventures, LLC

fred lummis

Frederick R. Lummis II

Chairman and CEO, Platform Partners LLC.

jerad d mcmayon

Jerad D. McMayon

Co-Founder and Partner, OFS Energy Fund


Jack B. Moore

Former Chairman and CEO, Cameron International

laura murillo

Laura G. Murillo

(’89, M.Ed. ’98, Ed.D. ’03)
President and CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

judy nyquist

Judy Nyquist

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

marvin e odum

Marvin E. Odum III

(M.B.A. ’95)
Former Chairman/President of Shell Oil Company and Executive Committee Director for Royal Dutch Shell PLC

richard rawson

Richard Rawson

President, Insperity

samuel a schreiber

Samuel A. Schreiber

President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

darryl a schroeder

Darryl A. Schroeder

CEO, Lonestar Energy Fabrication


Greg Shoemaker

VP Procurement, Hewlett Packard Company

steve stephens

Steve D. Stephens

President, Amegy Corporation

dheeraj verma

Dheeraj Verma

Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners

daryl wilkerson

Daryl Wilkerson

(FS ’80)
Vice President of Support Services, University of Chicago Medicine

bruce williamson

Bruce Williamson

(M.B.A ’95)
Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Holdings and Southcross Energy Companies

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Robert T. Arnold

Chair, UH Foundation

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Judy Bozeman

President and Chairman, UH College of Business Foundation

Brent Chinn

(FS ’02)
Executive Member-At-Large, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Fermeen Fazal

(’96, ’97, J.D. ’00)
Secretary, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Patty Godfrey

(’89, M.B.A. ’97)
President, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Les Haulbrook

President, Houston Cougar Foundation

Chair, Power Athletics Task Force

William J. Hickl III

President-Elect, UH Alumni Association Foundation

cathy horn

Cathy Horn

(M.Ed. ’95)

President, UH Faculty Senate

Thomas M. Kirkendall

(’75, J.D. ’79)
President, UH Law Foundation

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Steven Nguyen

(’95, O.D. ’97)

President, University of Houston Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.

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Stephen P. Schwarz

Chairman, Houston Public Media Foundation

Laurie Rutherford

(’86, M.B.A. ’91, M.S. ’04)
Treasurer, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Lisa Trapani Shumate

Associate Vice President and General Manager, Houston Public Media

Trey Wilkinson

(’92, M.B.A. ’02)
Immediate Past President, UH Alumni Association Foundation

Fred S. Couples (FS ’80)
President, Couples Bates Golf Design Group

Richard “Racehorse” Haynes (J.D. ’56)
Attorney, Richard Haynes & Associates PC

Eric M. Hilton (Honorary Doctorate ’85)
Former Vice Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation

The Honorable William P. Hobby (Honorary Doctorate ’97)
37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Hobby Communications

Reverend William Lawson (Honorary Doctorate ’93)
Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Carl Lewis (FS ’82)
President and CEO, Carl Lewis Entertainment Group

John T, McNabb II
Founding Chair, Board of Visitors
Chairman, Corporate Finance, Growth Capital Partners LP

Third Ward Schools


  • Effect progressive and holistic change to six schools in the immediate neighborhood by raising the schools from an “Improvement Required” rating to an overall “Met Standards,” under the TEA system by fall 2018 Third Ward schools in the program are: Blackshear, Foster, Thompson and Hartsfield Elementary Schools; Cullen Middle School; and Jack Yates High School
  • Engage the University, community and educational leaders in a solid partnership
  • Improve the overall educational environment in the third ward and create a cradle to career mentality and system in the third ward

Power Athletics


  • Ensure that University of Houston students, student-athletes and constituents are part of a Tier One, nationally relevant athletics program.
  • Develop and maintain state-of-the art athletic facilities that keep the University of Houston relevant among regional and national competition.
  • Elevate the recruitment of top students in the Houston area and throughout the State of Texas.
  • Re-establish and build athletic traditions to create an enduring legacy for alums and fans through multiple generations.
  • Energize the Houston fan base, and the City of Houston, to help fill athletic venues, while maximizing revenue that can be re-invested to ensure sustained success.

Medical School


  • Build a new medical school to train primary care physicians to practice in the urban and rural underserved areas of Texas and to improve the health of communities and the population of the greater Houston area
  • Offer a highly innovative medical school curriculum and teaching methodology to train physicians and other healthcare professionals in an interdisciplinary setting to prepare the high-performing healthcare teams needed to provide care to the population in the 21st century
  • Foster collaboration among the existing clinical programs in social work, pharmacy, optometry, speech language pathology and clinical psychology and join the ranks of key players in the changing health-care environment