Board of Trustees

Bruce R. Bilger
Chairman of the Board; Senior Advisor, Lazard Frerès & Co. LLC
Forrest E. Hoglund
Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman and CEO, SeaOne Holdings; Chairman and President, The Hoglund Foundation
Ernest H. Cockrell
Chairman Emeritus; Chairman, Cockrell Interests LLC; Director and President, The Cockrell Foundation
Bob Harvey
President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
Philip J. Hawk
Chairman, Evergreen/North American Industrial Services
Ron Hulme
CEO, Parallel Resource Partners
Robert T. Ladd
Managing Partner, Stellus Capital Management, LLC
Neal Lane, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Rice University; Former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Former Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Former Director of the National Science Foundation
John Levis
Senior Client Principal - Strategy & Innovation, Deloitte
Virginia W. Simmons
Community Volunteer
Carolyn Sumners, Ed.D.
Director of Astronomy / Physical Sciences and Youth Programs, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Thomas E. Torkelson
Founder and CEO, IDEA Public Schools
Sylvester James Gates, Jr, Ph.D.
Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Brown University
Dennis H. Goehring
Former Executive Director, Bryan Business Council
W McComb (“Mac”) Dunwoody
Founder, Inverness Management LLC, and affiliates


Kevin Alexander
Trustee, Stanford & Joan Alexander Foundation
Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Joseph A. Cleary, Jr.
President, Harvey Builders
Michael Dee
Former Senior Advisor, Temasek Holdings; former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Joseph C. Dilg
Senior Advisor, Greenhill & Co.
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Gayle Fallon
President Emeritus, Houston Federation of Teachers
Steven Gaudino
Director of Curriculum, Higher Ground Education
Ken Grimes
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Herndon Capital Management, LLC
Stephen A. Holditch, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
George Khachatryan, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Reasoning Mind
Chi Kim
Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Pure Edge, Inc.
Rob Klapper
CEO, Ashworth College
Phil Kutzko, Ph.D.
Professor and Collegiate Fellow, University of Iowa; Director, National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
Donald R. McAdams, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairman, Center for Reform of School Systems
Gerald W. McElvy
Retired President, ExxonMobil Foundation
Anne C. Mendelsohn
Founding Director, Columbia University Distance Graduate Education Program
R. James Milgram, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
William H. Schmidt, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor and Co-director of the University Education Policy Center, Michigan State University