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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
    • Dan Bellow, President - Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Bill Bobbora, Managing Director, Regions Bank
    • J. Downey Bridgwater, President - Houston Market, Comerica
    • Michael J. Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests
    • Dilip Choudhuri, President & CEO, Walter P. Moore
    • 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
    • Louise Goldberg, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • Kenny Grace, Houston Office Managing Partner, Moss Adams
    • Bob Gray, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
    • Kenneth J. Guidry, Past President and Retired Director, PKF Texas
    • C. Gregory (Greg) Harper, President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC
    • Mimi Healy, Head of NGS Systems, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    • 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
    • Qiana James, Founder and CEO, Friendly Faces Senior Care
    • 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
    • Cesar Macedo, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • Jeanette Marx, CEO, Airswift
    • Scott McClelland, President - Houston, H-E-B
    • Mark Mize, Founder, Falconer Oil & Gas
    • W. Benjamin “Ben” Moreland, Retired President and CEO, Crown Castle International Corporation
    • Sandra Oliver, Assurance Managing Partner, 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)
    • Karen Pitts, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Link Staffing
    • 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, Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank
    • Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO; Senior Advisor; LifeEnergy; LS Power
    • 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, 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
  • 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 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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