Our History

The Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) was developed as a resource specifically for the energy industry through the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College Of Business.

The journey began in 2001 when Dr. Arthur Warga was appointed Dean of Bauer College. A part of his vision was to engage the energy industry, an important part of the Houston and world economies. The center evolved to offer innovative offerings, including certificate programs focused on energy, as well as numerous symposia and roundtable discussions held yearly.

In 2016, Energy Executive and Alumnus Joe Gutierrez made a gift to support the institute, which was named the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute.