Below you'll find contact information for The University of Houston Alumni Association staff. We don't list our phone numbers and email address just because websites are expected to have that kind of information. We really want to hear from you!
Mike Pede ('89)
President & CEO
713.743.9551 | email@example.com
A 1989 graduate of UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Pede has been a devoted Cougar fan ever since the excitement of Phi Slama Jama brought him from his hometown of Philadelphia to study at the University of Houston. During college, he served as Shasta, the university’s mascot, and he hasn’t stopped cheerleading for UH since.
Pede and his wife, fellow UH graduate Melanie Stinson Pede (’91), are UHAA Life Members and the proud parents of daughters Kelsey (16) and Krista (11). When asked about his hobbies, the first that comes to mind is UH. You’ll see him at as many athletic events and Hilton College functions as possible, and his schedule is about to get a bit more packed as he ventures out across the country meeting Cougar alumni and connecting them with their alma mater. In addition to cheering on the Coogs and spending quality time with his family, he enjoys golf and travel.
Business & Alumni Relations
Tonja Jones ('00)
Vice President of Alumni Networks
713.743.9552 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonja is entering her 16th year as a staffer on the UH campus! After graduating in 2000, she joined UHAA in 2004 and is also a proud Life Member. She is married to Chris Jones and they are the proud parents of eight-year-old twins Christina and Miles.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
713.743.0825 | email@example.com
Originally from Jamaica, Judith came to Houston to attend the University of Houston and never left. After graduating in 1992 with a BS in Finance, she returned to complete her MBA in Accounting in 1998. In her first year with UHAA, Judith comes from banking, having spent 10 years at JPMorgan in Treasury and Securities Services. When not working or spending time with daughters Heather and Lily, Judith speaks publicly on behalf of HomeAid Houston, a non-profit organization that builds and remodels shelters for the homeless in the Houston area.
Ali Walker ('09)
Director of Events & Stewardship
713.743.0764 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali is in her third year at UHAA. In 2009 she graduated from The University of Houston with a BS in Consumer Science and Merchandising. After graduation she interned with a growing non-profit organization, Comp-U-Dopt, providing computers to underserved children. Originally from The Woodlands, Ali now lives in Houston.
Director of Alumni Engagement/Executive Assistant
713.743.0828 | email@example.com
Angie is a native Houstonian and in her first year at UHAA. Although she graduated from the University of Texas ('02), both of her parents are UH Cougars! Angie has a BS degree in Applied Learning and Development. Prior to coming aboard with the UHAA team she was an enthusiastic teacher (11 years) who has been, and continues to be, devoted to making a difference in the lives of whomever she comes in contact with while always wearing a smile.
Membership & Marketing
Lauren Ellis Stacks
Director of Membership & Marketing
713.743.9556 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren is in her third year with UHAA and is working to enhance and expand the membership program and all it has to offer. She is a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a BA in communications. She returned to Houston after graduation and worked in sports marketing with the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center. Prior to joining UHAA she handled the marketing and promotions for Live Nation Entertainment and worked with some of the biggest names in music as they made their way to Houston. Originally from the suburbs of Katy, Lauren and her husband Kyle now live in Houston.
Karen Bradley-Molina ('95)
Director for Membership Operations
713.743.9559 | email@example.com
Karen has been with UHAA since 1994. She graduated from UH in 1995. She resides in the northern suburbs of Houston (aka South Dallas) with her husband and daughter.
Ke'Aundra Phipps ('10)
Alumni Services & Reservations Manager
713.743.0820 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ke'Aundra is in her first professional year at UHAA but has been around as a student intern since 2009. She graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Health and a minor in Nutrition in 2010. She is from Arlington but now considers Houston home. She is an avid sports fan but since stepping on campus she has become a devoted Cougar football fan. She has a son, Jordan, who is her pride and joy.
Communications & Public Relations
Director of Communications
713.743.9553 | email@example.com
Jeff is in his third year with UHAA. Prior to joining the staff he served as Director of Athletic Media Relations at Houston Baptist University. Sutton graduated from Southwestern University and currently resides in Houston with his dog Layla.
Director of Marketing & Branding
713.743.0829 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brice is in his third year with UHAA and his fifth overall at the University of Houston. He previously worked as the Assistant Director of Marketing for the Athletic Department at UH, handling marketing and graphic design responsibilities. Prior to coming to Houston, he worked for D.C. United of Major League Soccer and for his alma mater - Ohio University. Brice graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University in 2008 where he was a member of the crew team.
Public Relations Coordinator
713.743.9644 | email@example.com
Tom is in his third year at UHAA. Prior to joining our staff, he was a familiar voice to Houston sports radio listeners in his roles as play-by-play voice for the Houston Oilers, Rice Owls, and Houston Hotshots, as well as the pre- and post-game show host for the Houston Astros broadcasts. In addition to his UHAA duties, Tom is now in his seventh year as the play-by-play voice of the Cougars football and men's basketball teams. A UH Radio/TV/Film major, Franklin is married to the former Suzanne Sparks, whom he met when they were both students at UH. They have one son, Kyle; a daughter-in-law, Kelly; and one grandson, Morgan. Both families now live in Pearland.
Advertising, Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships
Sales and Sponsorship Specialist
713.743.9558 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob is in his second year at UHAA. Prior to joining our staff, he completed a successful career of over 35 years in executive management in the financial services industry. He is the father of four sons and resides in Missouri City with his wife of over 37 years, Pauline. He's a proud grandfather of six grandchildren, including two-year-old twin boys.