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 current members:

John T. McNabb, II - Board Chair
Chairman, Corporate Finance, Duff and Phelps Corporation; Chairman of the Board, Willbros Group 

Marvin E. Odum, III - Vice Chair *
President/Upstream America Director, Shell Oil Company 

Hari Agrawal
Founder/President, CNA Metals, Inc.

Dina Al-Sowayel, Ph.D. *
Professor and Associate Director, Women’s Studies, University of Houston 

Robert L. Bartkowiak, Jr. *
Senior Vice President, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P. 

Jeffery O. Beauchamp *
Entrepreneur 

The Honorable Nelda Luce Blair *
President, The Blair Law Firm, P.C. 

J. Downey Bridgwater *
President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank 

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

Richard J. Campo
Chairman and CEO, Camden Property Trust

The Honorable John T. Cater
Director, Compass Bank

Fred S. Couples *
President, Couples Bates Golf Design Group 

James R. Crane
Chairman, Houston Astros

Cheryl D. Creuzot, CFP®, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A. *
President and CEO, Wealth Development Strategies 

Lily Chen Foster *

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

C. Gregory Harper *
President, Gas Pipelines & Processing, Enbridge Inc.  

Elvin Hayes *
President, Legend Associates 

Richard "Racehorse" Haynes *
Attorney, Richard Haynes & Associates PC 

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

Eric Hilton
Former Vice Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation

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

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

Carl Lewis *
President and CEO, Carl Lewis Entertainment Group 

Glenn T. Lilie *
G. Terrell Ventures, Inc. 

Wayne Luckett *
President & CEO, Branwar Wine Distributing Co. 

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

Pershant Mehta *
President, Genesis Brands 

Jack B. Moore *
Chairman of the Board, Cameron 

The Honorable Michele “Mica” Mosbacher *
Honorary Consul General of Iceland 

Laura G. Murillo, Ed. D. *
President and CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

Marvin D. Nathan *
President, Nathan Sommers Jacobs 

John L. Nau, III
Chairman, President and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors, Inc.

Judy Nyquist
Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

Chris J. Pappas
CEO, Pappas Restaurants Inc.

Richard Rawson *
President, Insperity 

Lillie Robertson

Dominique Sachse *
News Anchor, KPRC TV 2 

Darryl A. Schroeder *
Lonestar Energy Fabrication 

Greg Shoemaker *
VP Procurement, Hewlett Packard Company 

Steve D. Stephens *
President, Amegy Corporation 

Nicole Vogel
President and Founder, SagaCity Media, Inc.

Daryl Wilkerson *
Vice President of Support Services, University of Chicago Medicine 

Floyd C. Wilson *
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halcón Resources Corporation

Ex Officio

Starlet H. Agrella *
Chair, UHAA; Corporate Financial Services Planning and Development Manager - Controller's Global Knowledge Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation 

Deborah S. Bernay, O.D. *
President, University of Houston Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc. 

John A. Clarke *
Immediate Past Chair, University of Houston Alumni Association; Senior Vice President, Integrity Bank 

Jeff C. Dodd *
President, University of Houston Law Foundation; Attorney, Andrews Kurth, LLP 

Fermeen Fazal *
Secretary, University of Houston Alumni Association; Attorney, Gibbs and Bruns, LLP

Matthew Houston *
President, University of Houston Athletics Foundation; Senior Vice President, Wunderlich Securities, Inc. 

Andrew T. Gardener, CFP®
Director, Houston Public Media Foundation; President, Tanglewood Legacy Advisors, LLC

R. Charles Kuriger, IV *
President and Chairman, University of Houston College of Business Foundation; President, Advantage Life USA Inc. 

Joe Pogge *
Chair-Elect, University of Houston Alumni Association; Principal/CEO, Strike Marketing 

The Honorable Leonard Rauch
Chairman, University of Houston Foundation 

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

Trey Wilkinson *
Treasurer, University of Houston Alumni Association; President and CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC 

For more information on the University of Houston’s Board of Visitors email BoVcontact@uh.edu or call 713.743.8362.

* University of Houston Alumni