Welcome to the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Here, our students are fond of saying that this is a place “Where Awesome Happens.” If you spend time with us, either on our website or in person, I believe you will agree.

In our 2017 Dean’s Report, you’ll find updates on each of our programs, along with information on our strides in academic research and thought leadership, donor support, and community impact.

Bauer Rankings



Thought Leadership

Faculty Statistics & Awards

Faculty Statistics & Awards


Faculty Awards


Thought Leadership

Faculty Editorial Appointments

Faculty Editorial Appointments


Thought Leadership

Faculty Chairs, Professorships & Fellowships

Faculty Chairs & Professorships





Bauer Undergraduate Bauer Undergraduate



MS Accountancy

MS Accountancy



MS Finance

MS Finance



MS Global Energy Management

MS Global Energy Management



MS Marketing

MS Marketing



MS Supply Chain Management

MS Supply Chain Management MS Program Placements




Executive MBA

Executive MBA Executive MBA



Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA Full-Time MBA



Professional MBA

Profesional MBA Profesional MBA




Doctoral Doctoral




Rockwell Career Center

Bauer Rockwell Career Center Accomplishments FY17






Bauer Community Impact: WCE


Bauer CommunityImpact: GEMI




Bauer Development Bauer Development



Named Endowments

Bauer Named Endowments


Bauer Named Endowments



Selected Media Mentions

Selected Media Mentions




Bauer College Board | UH College of Business Foundation Board | Accounting Advisory Board | Bauer College Alumni Association Board | Bauer Department Chairs | Bauer Leadership Team | Commerical Banking Program Advisory Board | Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers | Cougar Venture Fund | Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) Advisory Board | Real Estate Advisory Board | Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board | SURE™ Board | Working Families Advisory Board


Latha Ramchand, Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paul Peacock (BBA ’81), Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Bala Balachandran, Visiting Professor, Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University

Dan Bellow, President (Houston), Jones Lang LaSalle

J. Downey Bridgwater, President (Houston Market), Comerica

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Anthony Chase, Chairmain & CEO, ChaseSource, LP

Joel Cowley, President & CEO, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Sam Di Piazza, Jr., Retired CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Wang Dongjin, President & Deputy General Manager, China National Petroleum Corporation

Elaine Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies

Milton Frankfort, Co-Chairman, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Kenneth Guidry, President, PKF Texas

Joe Gutierrez, CEO, Novi Ventures

Greg Harper, President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC

Natara Holloway, VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Y&HS Football, National Football League

Karen Katz, Retired CEO and President, Neiman Marcus

Fran Keeth, Retired CEO, Shell Chemicals, Inc.

Paal Kibsgaard, Chairman & CEO, Schlumberger Limited

Elizabeth Killinger, President, NRG Energy, NRG Retail and Reliant

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Duy-Loan Le, Retired Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc., Board of Directors: National Instruments, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram

Robert Lewey, President, IES Holdings, Inc.,

Aylwin Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

Scott McClelland, President H-E-B Houston, H-E-B

David Mendez, Vice Chairman, JP Morgan Chase

Mark J. Mize, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Halcón Resources

Jack Moore, Former CEO, Current Chairman, Cameron International Corporation

Mark Papa, Chairman & CEO, Centennial Resource Development, Inc.

Richard Rawson, Retired President & Board of Directors Member, Insperity, Inc.

S. Glynn Roberts, President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC

Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Sam Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO; Senior Advisor, LifeEnergy; LS Power

Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman & CEO, Mattress Firm

Steve Stephens, President, Amegy Bank

Dave Warren, President, Energy Alloys

Trey Wilkinson, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

Bruce Williamson, Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Energy Holdings

Floyd Wilson, Chairman, President & CEO, Halcón Resources

Darren Wolfman, Sr. Manager, Tax, EEP

UH College of Business Foundation Board

Dennis J. Akromis (BBA ’74), Past President, UH College of Business Foundation

Lisa Airhart, Director, Trust Investments, Phillips 66

Judy C. Bozeman (BBA ’70), Chairman and President, Woodway Financial Advisors

Edgardo E. Colon (BBA ’80, MBA ’84), Attorney at Law, Edgardo E. Colon, PC

Roger B. Dickey (BBA ’71), Treasurer and Secretary, UH College of Business Foundation

John L. King (BBA ’92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Richard C. Kuriger, IV (MBA ’03), President, Advantage Insurance Holdings USA

Leonard S. Roth, Attorney at Law

Cyril M. Theccanat, Former President & CIO, Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P.

Accounting Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella (BBA ’86), Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, ExxonMobil

Dennis Baldwin, Vice President, Controller & CAO Cameron

Michael Bennett, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Jim Calvetti, Partner, Calvetti Ferguson

Homer Carrillo, Shareholder, WeinsteinSpira

Lynn Caruso, Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Norman Comstock, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Dan Crumrine, Vice President & CEO, Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Steve Diamond, Partner, Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Milton Frankfort, Founding Partner, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Justin Gannon, Managing Partner, GrantThornton

Paige Gerich (BBA ‘86), CPA, Partner, BKD, LLP

Steve Goepfert, Retired, Staff Vice President, Internal Audit, United Airlines

Ray Gonzalez, Director, Deloitte & Touche

Kenny Grace (BBA ‘85), Office Managing Partner, Hein & Associates, LLP

Kenneth Guidry (BBA ‘77), President, PKF Texas

Chelsea Hendrickson (MBA ‘94), Assurance Partner, PwC

Kevin Horton, Partner, Harper & Pearson

Arnita Jackson, Special Agent, IRS — Criminal Investigation

Conrad Johnson, Partner, BDO

Keith Kahl, General Auditor, LyondellBasell

John King (BBA ‘92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP

Mark Mize (BBA ‘95), CFO, Halcón Resources Corporation

Greg Neely, Vice President, Internal Audit, SYSCO Corporation

William Newman, Vice President of Finance, Uretek USA

RoDona Oliver (BBA ‘82), Director, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Panasik, Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Peacock (BBA ‘81), Retired Partner, PwC

Michael Peppers, Vice President & CAO, MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Phelps, CPA, Shareholder, Briggs & Veselka Co.

John Podraza, Business Services Manager, XTO Energy, Inc.

Dan Ramey, President, Houston Financial Forensics, LLC

Ron Rand, President & CEO, Rand Group Clark Sackschewsky, Tax Managing Principal, BDO

Jerry Seade, Partner, BDO

Sid Shaver, Managing Director, Statesman Corporate Finance, LLC

Wayne Snelson, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Carol Warley (BBA ‘77), Partner, McGladrey LLP

Valerie Williams (MBA ‘80), Southwest Region Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Bauer College Alumni Association Board

Executive Committee

Jeremy Sturgill (BBA ’06), President

Michelle Avalos (BBA ’13), Vice President

Kelly McClurkin Granado (BBA ’03, MBA ’06), Secretary

Katherine Rodriguez (BBA ’13), Treasurer

Patrick Gonzales (MBA ’06), Past President

Board Members

Gary Ballard (BBA ’68), Chair, Sponsorship Committee

Amanda Beabout (BBA ’09, MSACCY ’10), Chair, Budget & Financial Reporting Committee

Joshua Ferguson (BBA’ 16), Co-Chair, Engagement Committee

Irene Hernandez (BBA ’13), Chair, Marketing Committee

Justin Phan (BBA’ 11), Co-Chair, Events Committee

Faith Ruiz (BBA ’11), Chair, Events Committee

Namrata “Nammy” Sirur (MBA ’12), Chair, Engagement Committee

Advisory Members

Anne Ness, Director of Alumni Relations, Bauer College

Mike Pede, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, University of Houston Alumni Association

Joseph Rera, Program Director, Alumni Relations, University of Houston Alumni Association

Rockwell Career Center – Alumni Representative

Helen Godfrey, Senior Career Development Specialist


Kaye Newberry, Ph.D., Accountancy & Taxation

Norm Johnson, Ph.D., Decision & Information Sciences

Praveen Kumar, Ph.D., Finance

Steve Werner, Ph.D., Management

Edward Blair, Ph.D., Marketing & Entrepreneurship


Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., Dean

Richard Scamell, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Thomas George, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Frank Kelley, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs

Jamie Belinne, SPHR, Assistant Dean, Career Services

Steven Koch, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs

Commercial Banking Program Advisory Board

Patrick Blossom, Independent Bank

Bill Bobbora, Cadence Bank

Daryl Bohls, Allegiance Bank of Texas

Jorge Borrego, Plains Captial Bank

Downey Bridgwater, Comerica Bank

Al Coleman, FDIC, DVP

Christian Corts, BB&T

Bobby Davenport, Texas Department of Banking

Bob Dowdell, Prosperity Bank

Jeff Dunn, Bank of Texas

Eric Ensmann, BBVA Compass

Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

Ryan Hightower, Amegy Bank

Terry Hill, JPMorgan-Chase

Hank Holmes, Cadence Bank

Jonathan Homeyer, Wells Fargo Bank

Clay Hoster, Independent Bank

Paula Jachimiec, Community Bank of Texas

Rich Jochetz, Texas Gulf Bank

Kathy Kim, Post Oak Bank

Alexander Lara, Commercial Banking Course - Lecturer

Cynthia Lara, Commercial Banking Course - Lecturer

David Lepori, Frost Bank

Patrick Mikkelsen, Capital One

Keith Morton, Capital One

Mack Neff, Integrity Bank

Tim Phillips, Patriot Bank

Latha Ramchand, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Hayley Scott, Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Jim Sturgeon, Community Bank of Texas

Dan Summerford, BB&T

Mike Turner, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Alan Villanueva, Hancock Whitney Bank

Paul Wheeler, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roland Williams, Post Oak Bank

Bill Wilson, Texas Capital Bank of Houston

Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Jim Coppedge, General Counsel, Crossmark Global Investments

Mike Davis, Managing Director, Tudor, Pickoring, Holt & C0.

Bob Gray, Mayer Brown LLP

Dawn Hawley, USAA Mutual Funds

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Chris Matlock, Director-Portfolio Management, Goodman Financial Corporation

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Trey Wilkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Legacy Partners

Cougar Venture Fund

Keith Kreuer, Principal, RedHouse Associates, LLC

Christy Luquire, Managing Director, Texas Halo Fund

Ben Mayberry, Owner, Winston Sage Partners

Nicole Moss, Advisor, M&A Strategy, Next Gen Capital Holdings, Inc.

John Reale, Jr., Co-Founder & CEO, Station Houston

Jeff Sheldon, Founder, Ugmonk

Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella, Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, Controller’s Knowledge Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation

M.B. Ahmed, CEO, Ter Energy Inc. Chris Angelides, General Manager External Relations- Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

Chris Angelides, General Manager External Relations- Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

Berney Aucoin, Vice President, Structure & Strategy, Sequent Energy Management

Ajay Batra, Senior Vice President, Redwood Markets, LLC

Greg Bean, Executive Director Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C. T. Bauer College of Business

John Bishop, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley - Investment Banking Division

Brandon Blossman, Managing Director, Research, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.

Mark J. Bright, VP Planning & Risk Management, Apache Corporation

Stan Brownell, Director, Sapient Global Markets

Joe Carroll, Manager - IT Applications, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Helen Currie, Sr. Economist, ConocoPhillips Corp.

Cindy Deere, Head of Audit - Finance, IT and Corporate, Shell Oil Company

Trish Earles, Sr. Global Manager, T&E Corporate Card/MIS, Halliburton

Andrew Elliot, Director, Supply and Portfolio Management, ENGIE Resources

Eric Everett, Business Development Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Will Febres, Commercial Director, Baker Hughes

Christopher Flanagan, Manager of Marine Operations- Americas, Shell Oil Company

Patrick Gibson, Vice President, SAP Enterprise Support, Spectra Energy

Mark J. Hopmann, Vice President of Completions, Weatherford International, Ltd.

Ben Hur, Manager Global Petroleum Coke, Polypropylene & Solvents, Phillips 66

Jamie Imhoff, Product Lines Manager, Baker Hughes

Don Johnson, Sr. Director, Commercial Hydrocarbons, Contanda Terminals LLC

Leyster Jumawan, Assistant Treasurer, Murphy Oil Corp.

Bob King, Sr. Director of Advancement, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Robert Lemus, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Mark J. Mize, Executive VP and CFO, Halcon Sources

Felipe Mondragon, Cyber Security Director, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.

Colleen Mukavitz, Consultant, Marakon

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future

Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, LNG Limited

Jen Pipkin, Global Project Controls Director- Engineering, Dow Chemical

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

S. Glynn Roberts, President, Northstar Offshore Group, LLC.

Christopher Ross, Executive Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Tony Schnur, Managing Partner, Coronado Petroleum

Jason Sweeney, Director of Business Development, Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kalim Tippitt, Director Big Data and Analytics Information Technology, NRG

Paul Vincent, Vice President - Investor Relations, Superior Energy Services

Jeremy Walker, Manager, Subsurface Computing, Hess

Real Estate Advisory Board

Drew Alexander, President & CEO, Weingarten Realty

Dan Bellow, President – Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle

Tammy Betancourt, EVP & CEO, BOMA

Jonathan Brinsden, CEO, Midway

Michelle Pawelek, Senior Director of Real Estate, Greystar

Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Mike Dishberger, President/CEO, Sandcastle Homes

Ray Driver, III, Principal, Q10 KDH

Randy Elkins, Managing Director/Counsel, Texas Operations, AM Trust Title

John Fenoglio, EVP, CBRE, Debt & Structured Finance

Edwin Friedrichs, Senior Principal, Walter P. Moore

Ashley Grigsby, Managing Director, Finance, Transwestern

John Hammond, President & CEO, Riverway Title

Shawn Harvey, Senior Property Manager, Griffin Partners

Will Holder, President, Trendmaker Homes

Chuck Jacobus, Attorney-at-Law

Alex Jessett, CFO, Camden

Praveen Kumar, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

Paul Layne, EVP, Howard Hughes Corporation

Glenn Lee, President, Texas Funding

Drew Lewis, Chairman, Lee & Associates | Houston

Marty McAdams, Owner/Broker, McAdams Associates

Brandi McDonald, President, Limestone Commercial

Edna Meyer-Nelson, Founder, President & CEO, The Richland Companies

John Mooz, Senior Managing Director, Hines

Bill Odle, Strategic Planning Director, TBG Partners

Trey Odom, President & CEO, AVERA Companies

Bob Parker, Global Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company

Stephen Peacock, President, The HouReal Corporation

Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., CFA, Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Scott Rando, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Kevin Roberts, President, Transwestern

Blake Royal, Shareholder, BoyarMiller

Mike Rozell, Owner/Broker, Rozell Realty

Andy Sowell, Broker, Boyd Commercial

Dean Strombom, Principal, Gensler

Howard Tellepsen, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Tellepsen

Aaron Thielhorn, Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Jason Tramonte, Principal, Tramonte + Johnson

Tim Waikem, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank

Patrick Walsh, Director of Planning & Development, City of Houston

Evelyn Ward, Vice President, Transwestern

Welcome Wilson, Sr., Chairman, Welcome Group

Mark Woodroof, Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Dave Yelovich, Compliance Officer, Tilson Home Corporation

Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board




CenterPoint Energy




Enterprise Products

Enterprise Rent-A-Car





Mass Mutual



Shell Oil


Target Stores


Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Board

Mariame Aana, Supervising Attorney, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Pradeep Anand, Founder, President, Seeta Resources

Matt Avery, President and CEO, Elisha Consulting

Charles Becker, Assistant Director, SURETM Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Andrew Cobos, Associate, The Buzbee Law Firm

Ron Consolino, SCORE Houston – President, SCORE

Wesley Danson, Vice President, Finance & Operations, BMP Brand Management Professionals

Talib Dhanji, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Timothy Jeffcoat, District Director-U.S. SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration

Frank Kelley, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Basheer Khumawala, Professor, Supply Chain Management, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Saleha Khumawala, Professor of Accounting & Founding Director, SURETM Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Terri King, Accountant, Clayton Foundation

Ramanan Krishnamoorty, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

Brian Lopera, Finance & Accounting Professional, McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC

Janet Meade, Associate Professor of Accounting, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paula Mendoza, President and CEO, Possible Missions

Ralph Miller, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Kaye Newberry, Chair, Department of Accountancy & Taxation, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Michael Newman, Director of Accounting Programs, Clinical Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Professor of Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

Beth Robertson, President & CEO, Cockspur, Inc.

Kevin Rosenberg, Controller/Director of Accounting, EDP Renewables North America

Richard Scamell, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Aamir Shah, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Riaz Siddiqui, Founder & Managing Partner, Denham Capital

Thad (Bo) Smith, Management Consultant, Smith Services

Peter K. Taaffe, Member, UH System Board of Regents; Attorney, The Buzbee Law Firm

Abeezar Tyebji, Founder & CEO, Shipcom Wireless

Turner Vaught, Assistant Vice President, Frost Bank

Paul Watson, Managing Director, Hermes Investment Group

Mark Winchester, Deputy District Director - U.S. SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Houston District

Working Families Advisory Board

Sandra Aultman, Managing Director Energy Group- Upstream Oil & Gas, The PNC Financial Services Group

Karen Love, Director, Practice Growth, Pannell, Kerr, Forster of Texas

Trudy Nix, Global & Commercial Banking Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Latisha Rowe, Founder & CEO, ROWE Docs

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Stewart, Senior VP Treasury & Tax, Southwestern Energy



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Bauer Graduation


C. T. Bauer College of Business
LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Hall
4250 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Room 334
Houston, Texas 77204-6021




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