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.

Aylwin Lewis (’76, M.B.A. ’90)

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

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Steve Stephens (’80)

Past Chair, Board of Visitors
Chief Executive Officer
Amegy Bank

Victor Barcot (’95, M.B.A. ’97)

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Jeffery Beauchamp (’69, M.S.M.E. ’73)

Entrepreneur and Private Investor

Clark Beecher (’00)

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Beecher Reagan Advisors, LLC

Maury Blackman (’92)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Premise Data

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

Senior Account Director
PaperCity Magazine

Arturo Chavez (’90)

Chair, Vibrant Campus Task Force
Senior Principal
Page

Kim Clarke (’81)

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

Judy Cook (J.D. ’89)

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

Marcus Cosby

Senior Pastor
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Thasunda Duckett (’96)

President and Chief Executive Officer
TIAA

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

Licensed Psychologist

Aggie Foster (’78, M.B.A. ‘86)

Senior Pastor,
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

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Lily Chen Foster (M.A. ’92)

Retired Actress and Community Volunteer

Lance Funston (’67)

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

Jo Furr (M.Ed. ’95)

Community Volunteer, Former Teacher and HISD Advanced Academics Supervisor

Stephen Greenlee

Former President of ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company

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Elvin Hayes (’85)

President
King’s Valet and Rossi, USA

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)

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

Nick Massad (’73)

President and Chief Executive Officer
American Liberty Hospitality, Inc.

Elizabeth McIngvale (Ph.D ’14)

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

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Jerad McMayon (’00)

Co-Founder and Partner
OFS Energy Fund

David McMenamin (’74)

Former Managing Partner of Carson Wealth

Sonny Messiah-Jiles (’74)

President
Defender Media Group

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

President and Chief Executive Officer
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Judy Nyquist

Chair, Vibrant Campus Task Force
Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

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Marvin Odum, III (M.B.A. ’95)

Chief Executive Officer
816 Group

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)

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

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Ricky Raven (’83, J.D. ‘86)

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Allstate

Maria Rios (FS ’88)

Owner and President
Nation Waste Inc.

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Lillie Robertson

Philanthropist

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Samuel Schreiber (’74)

Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank

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Gregory Shoemaker (’79)

Former Global Head of Supply Chain of Hewlett Packard Inc.

Michele Verma, Phd (’79)

Community Volunteer
Anthropology and Education, Ph.D

Bridget Wade

Owner
Bridget Wade Designs

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Bruce Williamson (M.B.A. ’95)

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Southcross Energy Holdings

Michael Booker

Trustee
UH Foundation

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)

Secretary, UH Alumni Association Foundation

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)

Immediate Past President
UH Alumni Association Foundation

Michael Sachs (’97)

Member-At-Large
UH Alumni Association Foundation

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)

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

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Robert T. Arnold

Chair, UH Foundation

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Judy Bozeman

(’70)
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

(’78)
President, Houston Cougar Foundation

Chair, Power Athletics Task Force

William J. Hickl III

(’86)
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

Medical School

Objectives

  • 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

Objectives

  • 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

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.
  • 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

Objectives

  • 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

Objectives

  • 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.