Bauer Gala is Feb. 24

Second Annual Installment of Prestigious Event Will Celebrate Houston Business Excellence

Published on December 22, 2022

Photo: The Bauer Gala is Feb. 24, 2023

On February 24, 2023, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston will host its second annual Bauer Gala at The Post Oak Hotel.

The event, themed “Into the Night,” will gather leaders of the Houston business community and Bauer College for a night to celebrate business excellence. Bauer alumna Lisa Shumate (MBA ‘16), associate vice president for the UH System and general manager for Houston Public Media, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Guests will also be entertained by two Bauer students, vocalist and NBC’s The Voice semi-finalist Sarah Grace and Michael Ryan, a ballet dancer who has been a member of two of the leading ballet companies in the United States: the Houston Ballet and Boston Ballet.

Thank you to our Platinum Level Sponsors*

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Houston Airport System
  • Insperity
  • Marvy (1936-2022) & Elaine Finger
  • Paul Peacock

*Registered sponsors as of Dec. 20, 2022

In addition, honorees will be recognized during the event in different categories, highlighting their dedication to the C. T. Bauer College of Business as well as the Houston community.

“We are very excited to welcome business leaders, alumni, corporate partners and friends to the second annual Bauer Gala, an event this is quickly becoming a signature ‘can’t-miss’ event in Houston,” Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor Paul A. Pavlou said. “There is no doubt that you won’t want to miss what we have in store for the evening.”

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