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Bauer College is your business connection. We arm our students with relevant curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, led by Bauer faculty, made up of both leading academicians and research scholars as well as former executives and entrepreneurs. At Bauer, we bridge academia and industry through partnerships and collaboration with the business community. Our corporate partners support Bauer students through scholarships, recruitment, mentorships and engagement in classroom discussions and site visits, and benefit from the opportunity to connect with our students, faculty, programming and resources, including a portfolio of centers and institutes that address industry need.

  • Bauer College Board

    Members of the Board | Learn more about the Bauer College Board >

    • Starlet Agrella, Finance Executive, ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Chris Angelides, Energy Transition Program General Manager, Shell
    • Bala V. Balachandran, J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting & Information Management, Northwestern University
    • Dan Bellow, President - Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Bill Bobbora, EVP & Managing Director, Cadence Bank, N.A.
    • J. Downey Bridgwater, President - Houston Market, Comerica
    • Michael J. Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests
    • Anthony R. Chase, Chairman & CEO, ChaseSource, LP
    • Susan Coulter, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
    • S. David Deanda, Jr., President, Lone Star National Bank
    • Mohammed Ali Dhanani, Director, Dhanani Group Inc. & President/CEO, HAZA Group.
    • Elaine Willits Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies
    • Kenny Grace, Houston Office Managing Partner, Moss Adams
    • Bob Gray, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
    • Kenneth J. Guidry, Past President and Retired Director, PKF Texas
    • Andre Hal, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • C. Gregory (Greg) Harper, President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC
    • Mimi Healy, Head of NGS Systems, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    • Veronica Herrera, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • Scooter Hicks, CIO, MetroNational
    • Natara Holloway, VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Y&HS Football, National Football League
    • William R. Hurt, Senior Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, U.S. Capital Advisors LLC
    • Elizabeth Killinger, President - NRG Retail & Reliant, NRG Energy
    • Pradeep Kumar, Senior VP & General Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Duy-Loan T. Le, Retired, Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments
    • Aylwin B. Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works
    • Scott McClelland, President - Houston, H-E-B
    • Mark Mize, Founder, Falconer Oil & Gas
    • Sandra Oliver, Audit Leader – U.S. West region, EY
    • Pamela Chambers O'Rourke, Founder & CEO, ICON Information Consultants, LP
    • Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Dean & Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business
    • Paul Peacock, Retired Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC)
    • Richard G. Rawson, Retired President & Board of Directors Member, Insperity, Inc.
    • S. Glynn Roberts, President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC
    • M. Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments
    • Diane M. Scardino, FACHE, Vice President, Texas Children’s Health Plan
    • Patrick Schneidau, CEO, Truss App, Inc.
    • Sam Schreiber, Retired President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
    • Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO; Senior Advisor; LifeEnergy; LS Power
    • Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman & CEO, Mattress Firm
    • Steve D. Stephens, President, Amegy Bank
    • Zafar “Zaf” Tahir, J.D., Ciba Geigy, Phillips Petroleum, SABI
    • Trey Wilkinson, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC
    • Bruce A. Williamson, Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Energy Holdings
    • Cyvia Wolff, Founder, Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Charitable Foundation
    • Darren Wolfman, Sr. Manager, Tax, Easley, Endres, Parkhill & Brackendorff P.C.
  • Accounting Advisory Board
  • UH College of Business Foundation Board
  • Commercial Banking Certificate Program Advisory Board
  • Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers
  • Cougar Venture Fund
  • Department of Accountancy & Taxation Partners
  • Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) Advisory Board
  • Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board
  • Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Board
  • Working Families Advisory Board

Executive Education

Our Executive Education programs are designed to enhance the capabilities and competencies of executives. We offer both open enrollment and customized, research-based courses and workshops designed in collaboration with our client companies. These flexible programs are designed to help working professionals like you receive short-term training in areas relevant to your career.

To find the course that fits your needs, please see our current course offerings on our Executive Education website.

Centers & Institutes

With world-renowned Bauer faculty at the helm, our centers and institutes further connect students and industry while leading the charge in providing research and training across a range of industries and business areas.

Bauer Business Minds

Bauer College has been recognized for faculty members’ efforts to advance fields of study through research. Faculty members’ interests in business range from efficiency to ethics and have generated significant academic research that can be found in leading business publications.


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