2018-2019 Board of Directors

About Us

The University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation (UHAAF) is the name of the independent organization that closely partners with the University by providing advice, advocacy and outreach on behalf of the University and the Alumni Relations program. UHAAF provides oversight of the Board, the Constituent Alumni Associations, Scholarships, Life Membership, Affinity and Corporate Partnerships and Legislative Advocacy. Contact us at 713.743.9550

Meet the Board

Sub-committees

Executive Committee

  • Laurie Rutherford (Chair)
  • Brent Chin
  • Drue DaSilva
  • Shazia Khan
  • Michael Sachs
  • Wayne Luckett

Finance Committee

  • Michael Sachs (Chair)
  • James Hong
  • Judy Chong
  • Laurie Rutherford

Governance Committee

  • David Roland (Chair)
  • Drue DaSilva
  • Bill Hickl
  • Katy Caldwell
  • Richard Whiteley
  • Thomas May

Audit Committee

  • Judy Chong (Chair)
  • Bill Hickl
  • David Roland
  • Michael Sachs
  • Lisa Cushing
  • Tony Van Slyke
  • Laurie Rutherford

Investment Committee

  • James Hong (Chair)
  • Laurie Rutherford
  • Michael Sachs
  • Tony Van Slyke
  • Hernaldo Rivera
  • Jay Robbins
  • Scott Zamir

Strategic Planning

  • Katy Caldwell (Chair)
  • Bill Hickl
  • Brent Chinn
  • Drue DaSilva
  • James Hong
  • Michael Sachs
  • Sharon Spillman
  • Wayne Luckett
  • Michelle Martini
  • Laurie Rutherford

Constituent Relations

  • Margo Kaplan (Chair)
  • Cynthia Oliver Coleman
  • Amanda Heath-Montag
  • Sharon Spillman
  • Thomas May
  • Morena Arredondo
  • Kelly Coleman

Awards & Recognition

  • Mike Pede (Chair)
  • Laurie Rutherford
  • Brent Chinn
  • Darryl Schroeder
  • Drue DaSilva
  • Judy Chong
  • Margo Kaplan
  • Richard Whiteley
  • Sharon Spillman
  • Shazia Khan
  • Michael Alcorn
  • Dorothy Nicholson

Student Engagement

  • Shazia Khan (Chair)
  • Erik Barajas
  • Lisa Cushing
  • Sharon Spillman
  • Charlene Johnson
  • Sandy Lee

Athletic Partnership

  • James Hong (Chair)
  • Amanda Heath-Montag
  • Drue DaSilva
  • Wayne Luckett
  • David Roland

Legislative Advocacy

  • Richard Whiteley (Chair)
  • David Roland
  • Judy Chong
  • Katy Caldwell
  • Michael Sachs

Life Memberships

  • Wayne Luckett (Chair)
  • Amanda Heath-Montag
  • Bill Hickl
  • Brent Chinn
  • Erik Barajas
  • James Hong
  • Judy Chong
  • Lisa Cushing
  • Shazia Khan
  • Thomas May
  • Laurie Rutherford
  • Terence Fontaine
  • Jason Payne