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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.

Following are the board’s 2015-16 members:

Jack B. Moore (’77) - Board Chair
Former Chairman and CEO, Cameron International

Hari Agrawal
Founder/President, CNA Metals, Inc.

Anna M. Babin
President and CEO, United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast

Donald Bacigalupi, Ph.D. (’83)
Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Robert L. Bartkowiak, Jr. (’84)
Senior Vice President, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P.

Jeffery O. Beauchamp (’69, M.S.M.E. ’73)
Founder and Chairman, logiXite

The Honorable Nelda Luce Blair (J.D. ’82)
President, The Blair Law Firm, P.C.

J. Downey Bridgwater (’84)
President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank

John Butler, Jr.
Chairman, J. R. Butler & Co.

The Honorable John T. Cater
Director, Compass Bank

Cheryl Creuzot, CFP®, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A. (’81, J.D. ’92, LL.M. ’99, M.B.A. ’12)
President and CEO, Wealth Development Strategies

The Honorable David H. Dewhurst
Chairman and CEO, Falcon Seaboard; Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas

Anette T. Edens, Ph.D. (M.B.A., ’89 M.Ed., Ph.D.)
President/Psychologist, Cornerstone Recovery

Lily Chen Foster (M.A. ‘92)

William Granville, III
CEO & Managing Member, Granville Financial Group

C. Gregory Harper (M.B.A. ’97)
President, Gas Pipelines & Processing, Enbridge Inc.

Chaille Hawkins

Elvin Hayes (’85)
President, Legend Associates

Christopher A. Helms
Founder and CEO, US Shale Energy Advisors LLC

Barbara Hines

John L. King (’92)
Regional Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

The Reverend William A. Lawson
Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

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

Glenn T. Lillie (Honorary Doctorate Degree, ‘16)
G. Terrell Ventures, Inc.

Michael C. Linn
President and CEO, MCL Ventures, LLC

Wayne Luckett (’74)
President & CEO, Branwar Wine Distributing Co.

Frederick R. Lummis, II
Chairman and CEO, Platform Partners LLC.

Jugal K. Malani
President, Chem Oil Products

Jerad D. McMayon (’92)
Co-Founder and Partner, OFS Energy Fund

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

Judy Nyquist
Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

Marvin E. Odum, III (M.B.A. ’95)
Former President/Upstream America Director, Shell Oil Company

Richard Rawson (’72)
President, Insperity

Lillie Robertson

Samuel A. Schreiber (’74)
President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Darryl A. Schroeder (’69)
CEO, Lonestar Energy Fabrication

Greg Shoemaker (’79)
VP Procurement, Hewlett Packard Company

Steve D. Stephens (’80)
President, Amegy Corporation

Dheeraj Verma
Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners

Nicole Vogel
President and Founder, SagaCity Media, Inc.

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

Bruce Williamson (M.B.A. ’95)
Executive Chairman, Southcross Energy Holding

Founding Members

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

John T. McNabb, II - Founding Chair

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

Eric Hilton
Former Vice Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation

The Honorable William P. Hobby
37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Hobby Communications

Ex Officio

Starlet H. Agrella (’86, M.B.A. ’89)
Immediate Past President, University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation; Corporate Financial Services Planning and Development Manager - Controller's Global Knowledge Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Robert T. Arnold
Chair, University of Houston Foundation

Steven Nguyen, O.D. (’95, O.D. ’97)
President, University of Houston Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.

Fermeen Fazal (’96, B.A. ’97, J.D. ’00)
Secretary, University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation; Attorney, Gibbs and Bruns, LLP

Patty Godfrey (’89, M.B.A. ’97)
President-Elect, University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation

Les Haulbrook (FS ’78)
President, Houston Cougar Foundation; Consultant, Les Haulbrook & Associates

William J. Hickl, III (’86)
Treasurer, University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation; Managing Director, UHY Advisors TX, LLC

Thomas M. Kirkendall (’75, J.D. ’79)
President, University of Houston Law Foundation; Partner, Law Office of Tom Kirkendall

R. Charles Kuriger, IV (’93, M.B.A. ’03)
President and Chairman, University of Houston College of Business Foundation; President, Advantage Life USA Inc.

Ron Rand
Chairman, Houston Public Media Foundation; President & CEO, The Rand Group

Jonathan Snow
President, UH Faculty Senate

Lisa Trapani Shumate
Executive Director and General Manager, Houston Public Media

Trey Wilkinson (’92, M.B.A. ’02)
President, University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation; President and CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

For more information on the University of Houston’s Board of Visitors email or call 713.743.4259