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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 >

    • 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
    • Starlet Agrella, Finance Executive, ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Chris Angelides, Head of Energy Transition Integration, Shell
    • Dan Bellow, President - Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Bill Bobbora, Head of Corporate Banking, Third Coast Bank
    • Natara Branch, CEO, Houston Exponential
    • 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 la Paz, Partner, PwC
    • S. David Deanda, Jr., President, Lone Star National Bank
    • Mohammed Ali Dhanani, Director, Dhanani Group Inc. & President/CEO, HAZA Group.
    • Robert Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer/Principal, Patrinely Group
    • Carl Garrison, CEO & Founder, Superior IS
    • Steven R. Goodman, CPA, CFP®, Founder and President, Goodman Financial Corporation
    • 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, Head of NGS Systems, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    • Scooter Hicks, CIO, MetroNational
    • 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, Board of Directors: National Instruments, Cree, Ballard Power Systems, Atomera, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram
    • Aylwin B. Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works
    • Rafael Martinez, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
    • Jeanette Marx, CEO, Airswift
    • Mark Mize, Chief Financial Officer, Keycity Capital LLC
    • W. Benjamin “Ben” Moreland, Retired President and CEO, Crown Castle International Corporation
    • Eustina Mupa, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative
    • Vivek Patel, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative
    • 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, Chief Strategy Officer, Liongard
    • 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


    • 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.
    • John L. King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
    • 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

    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


    • 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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