Your Business Connection

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 >

    • Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Dean & Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business
    • Paul Peacock, Retired Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC), Chair, Bauer College Board
    • Elaine Willits Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies, Vice-Chair, Bauer College Board
    • Susannah Abbott, Audit Partner, EY Houston
    • Nick Allen, General Manager, Global Crude Oil and NGL, ConocoPhillips
    • Chris Angelides, Managing Director for Sustainability and Energy Transition, Ernst & Young
    • Christian Avalos, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • Mark Bakker, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HPE Operations
    • Dan Bellow, President - Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Bill Bobbora, Head of Corporate Banking, Third Coast Bank
    • Michael J. Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests
    • Dilip Choudhuri, President & CEO, Walter P. Moore
    • Susan Coulter, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
    • Asif Dakri, CEO, Wallis Bank
    • Misael De Paz, Partner, PwC
    • S. David Deanda, Jr., President, Lone Star National Bank
    • Mohammed Ali Dhanani, Director, Dhanani Group Inc. & President/CEO, HAZA Group.
    • Kayoor Gajarawala, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer, LyondellBasell
    • Carl Garrison, CEO & Founder, Superior IS
    • Steven R. Goodman, CPA, CFP®, Founder and President, Goodman Financial Corporation
    • Rick Gornto, President, First Financial Benefits
    • Kenny Grace, Houston Office Managing Partner, Moss Adams
    • Kenneth J. Guidry, Past President and Retired Director, PKF Texas
    • Devin Hall, Tax Partner, Crowe LLP
    • C. Gregory (Greg) Harper, President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC
    • Mimi Healy, CEO, Stimulus Bio
    • Scooter Hicks, CIO, MetroNational
    • Ryan Hodge, Director of Finance, Apache Corporation
    • William R. Hurt, Senior Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, U.S. Capital Advisors LLC
    • Aanchal Jaggi, Graduate Student Representative
    • Qiana James, Founder and CEO, Friendly Faces Senior Care
    • Pradeep Kumar, SVP Services and Customer Success, UiPath
    • Ali Lakhany, CEO, CSM Group
    • Aylwin B. Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works
    • Imran Malik, Operating Partner, Arcline Investment Management
    • Jeanette Marx, CEO, Airswift
    • W. Benjamin “Ben” Moreland, Retired President and CEO, Crown Castle International Corporation
    • Karen Pitts, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Link Staffing
    • Erich Ploog, Managing Partner, Benjamin Johnston Design LLC
    • 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
    • Sam Schreiber, Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank
    • Bob Simpson, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
    • Zin Smati, President & CEO (Ret), Engie NA
    • Steve Stagner, Managing Partner, Fireside Holdings; Executive Chairman, Alliance Animal Health
    • Steve D. Stephens, President, Amegy Bank
    • Zafar “Zaf” Tahir, J.D., Ciba Geigy, Phillips Petroleum, SABIC
    • Jason Wells, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, CenterPoint Energy
    • Trey Wilkinson, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC
    • Bruce A. Williamson, Chairman, President, Southcross Energy Holdings
    • Cyvia Wolff, Founder, Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Charitable Foundation


    • Natara Branch, CEO, Houston Exponential
    • J. Downey Bridgwater, President - Houston Market, Comerica
    • Joel Cowley, CEO, Calgary Stampede
    • Samuel DiPiazza Jr., Retired, CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
    • Milton Frankfort, Co-Chairman, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC
    • Bob Gray, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
    • Joe Gutierrez, CEO, Novi Ventures
    • Fran Keeth, Retired CEO, Shell Chemicals Inc.
    • Elizabeth Killinger, President - NRG Retail & Reliant, NRG Energy
    • John L. King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
    • Duy-Loan T. Le, Retired, Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments, Board of Directors: National Instruments, Cree, Ballard Power Systems, Atomera, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram
    • Scott McClelland, President - H-E-B Houston, H-E-B
    • Jack B. Moore, Former CEO and Chairman, Cameron International Corporation
    • Sandra Oliver, Assurance Managing Partner, West Region, EY
    • Patrick Schneidau, Chief Strategy Officer, Liongard

    Student Representatives Emeriti

    • Louise Goldberg, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • Andre Hal, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • Veronica Herrera, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • Cesar Macedo, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • Eustina Mupa, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • Vivek Patel, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative


    • Melvyn Wolff, Founder, Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Charitable Foundation
  • Accounting Advisory Board
  • College of Business Foundation Board
  • Commercial Banking Certificate Program Advisory Board
  • Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers
  • Cougar Venture Fund
  • Executive Development Advisory Board
  • Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) Advisory Board
  • Stanford Alexander Center for Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board
  • Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE) Board
  • Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Board

Executive Development

Our Executive Development 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 Development 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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