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.

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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

steve stephens

Steve D. Stephens (’80)

Vice Chair, Board of Visitors
President, Amegy Corporation

anette edens

Anette T. Edens (M.B.A. ’77, M.Ed. ’89, Ph.D. ’94)

Chair, Medical School Task Force
President/Psychologist, Cornerstone Recovery

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Les Haulbrook (FS ’78)

Chair, Power Athletics Task Force
President, Houston Cougar Foundation

wayne luckett

Wayne Luckett (’74)

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

hari agrawal

Hari Agrawal

Founder and President, CNA Metals, Inc.

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Anna M. Babin

President and CEO, United Way of Greater Houston

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Victor Barcot (’95, M.B.A. ’97)

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

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Jeffery O. Beauchamp (’69, M.S.E.M. ’73)

Entrepreneur, Private Investor

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J. Downey Bridgwater (’84)

President, Houston Market, Comercia Bank

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John Butler Jr.

Chairman, J.R. Butler & Co.

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 John T. Cater

Former Chairman, Compass Bank- Houston

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Lily Chen Foster (M.A. ’92)

Retired Actress 

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John Clarke (’82)

Senior Vice President, Integrity Bank

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Judy Cook (J.D. ’89)

Vice President and Secretary, Mark and Judith Cook Foundation

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Rev. Marcus Cosby

Senior Pastor,
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

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Earl Cummings (’91)

CEO and Chairman, the BTS Team

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Jo Furr (M.Ed. ’95)

Retired Educator and Community Volunteer

elvin hayes

Elvin Hayes (’85)

President, King’s Valet and Rossi, USA

christopher helms

Christopher A. Helms

Founder and CEO, US Shale Energy Advisors LLC

barbara hines

Barbara Hines


Craig Jones

President, Long Lake Ltd.

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Walter Jones (’65)

Former Chairman and CEO, WestStar Mortgage, Inc.

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John L. King (’92)

Regional Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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Robert Kneppler Jr. (’85)

Managing Director, Wortham Insurance

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Michael C. Linn

 President & CEO, MCL Ventures, LLC

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Jerad D. McMayon (’92)

Co-Founder and Partner, OFS Energy Fund

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David McMenamin (’74)

Founder and CEO, Horizon Financial Group


Jack B. Moore (’77)

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Visitors
Former Chairman and CEO, Cameron International

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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

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Marvin E. Odum III (M.B.A. ’95)

Former Chairman/President of Shell Oil Company and Executive Committee Director for Royal Dutch Shell PLC

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Jack Pogge (’75)

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


Ricky Raven (’83, J.D. ‘86)

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

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Richard Rawson (’72)

President, Insperity

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Maria Rios (FS ’88)

Owner and President, Nation Waste Inc.

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Lillie Robertson


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Samuel A. Schreiber (’74)

President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

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Darryl A. Schroeder (’69)

CEO, Lonestar Energy Fabrication

helen shaffer

Helen Shaffer

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron,
Former Director of Religious Education, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

stephanie sherrodd

Steph Sherrodd

President and CEO, TDECU


Greg Shoemaker (’79)

VP Procurement, Hewlett Packard Company

dheeraj verma

Dheeraj Verma

Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners

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)
President-Elect, UH Alumni Association Foundation

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Drue DaSilva

(’93, M.S. ’99)
Secretary, UH Alumni Association Foundation

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Aggie Foster

(’78, M.B.A. ’86)
Houston Public Media Foundation

Patty Godfrey

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

Les Haulbrook

President, Houston Cougar Foundation

Chair, Power Athletics Task Force

William J. Hickl III

President, UH Alumni Association Foundation

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Cathy Horn

(M.Ed. ’95)

President, UH Faculty Senate

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Steven Nguyen

(’95, O.D. ’97)

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

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

Don Bacigalupi (’83)
Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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

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

Medical School


  • Provide industry insights and expertise on the type and quality care needed in the 21st century to assist in the development of a highly innovative medical school curriculum and teaching methodology.
  • Advocate for the impacts the UH Medical School will have on the population of the greater Houston area and the medical community.
  • Open doors to potential donors and supporters, both regionally and nationally to help in the development of the school and its recruitment of top faculty and students.
  • Foster partnerships between the UH Medical School and federally qualified health centers by initiating relationships with key players in the changing health-care environment.
  • Provide advice and direction to the UH Medical School planning team and for the Case for Support throughout the approval and accreditation process.

Third Ward Schools


  • Effect progressive and holistic change to six schools in the immediate neighborhood by raising the scores of schools on Index I, Academic Performance, to above the “Met Standards” level.
  • Foster a strong pipeline of volunteer leaders in the schools by solidifying a volunteer management system and liaison program between the University and the Third Ward Schools.
  • Encourage the creation of partnerships between UH and the community by launching the Third Ward ACE Institute.

Power Athletics


  • Support and promote the University of Houston Department of Athletics mission: Building Champions for Life by engaging with the student-athlete experience at UH.
  • 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.
  • Allow student-athletes to develop and compete on the national level by supporting the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
  • Create an enduring legacy for alumni and fans through multiple generations by continuing to build and enhance athletic traditions.
  • Energize the UH fan base and the City of Houston and maximize revenues that can be re-invested ensuring sustained success by helping fill athletic venues.

Student Success


  • Partner with Career Services to review and expand external contacts for student opportunities (job placement, internships, fellowships) as well as identify industry gaps for connections — to advocate for employers to recruit first from UH students. Participate in professional volunteer training opportunities (recruiting, related topics) as determined.
  • Explore opportunities to support student recruitment efforts by leveraging contacts in Houston and other markets.
  • Participate in development of the Scarlet Seals of Excellence, a new program in which students demonstrate learning outside the classroom in preparation for post-graduation opportunities (i.e., career or graduate school).

Third Ward Economic Empowerment


  • Stimulate vigorous business activity in the Third Ward by incubating small-to-medium sized businesses in partnership with the SURE™ program at the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
  • Illuminate the strengths of Third Ward businesses by advocating for increased business activity between the UH business community and Third Ward enterprises.
  • Enhance UH community alliances by providing job and internship placement opportunities for individuals in partner programs including the Young Mothers Residential Program at Project Row Houses.