University of Houston Alumni Relations Team

Welcome! Members of the UH Alumni Association team stand ready to assist you and make your experience at the University of Houston a memorable one.

Mike Pede

Mike Pede (’89)

Associate VP for Alumni Relations
713.743.9551 |

Mike Pede, AVP for Alumni Relations at UH, enters his 12th year in service to UHAA. A 1989 graduate of UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Mike and his wife, fellow UH graduate Melanie Stinson Pede (’91), are UHAA Life Members and the proud parents of daughters Kelsey (’17) and Krista (’21). In his role at UHAA, he is the lead administrator for the University of Houston’s alumni relations program, aiming to relevantly engage the over 300,000 alumni of UH. In addition to the UHAA team leadership, he is actively involved in the profession as the founding Chair of the Alumni Council of Executives for the American Athletic Conference for three years, as well as service as a board member of CAAE (Council for Alumni Association of Executives), for that same period of time. He also has served the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as Chair of the 2017 CASE IV Conference and as Programming Chair for the 2014 CASE IV Conference in Houston. He previously also served as a member of the global CASE Commission on Alumni Relations. He is also a past board member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators.

Mike also serves on committees at the local level including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NCAA Houston Final Four Committees, Houston Super Bowl Committee, Greater Houston Basketball Committee and was recently named to the board of the Art Colony Association in Houston. In his early professional career, Mike served in several capacities at UH Athletics from 1986-1993, before his 13-year stint in athletics at Rice University. In 2006, Mike was in private business for three years (ad agency, minor league baseball) and then joined LiveNation in Houston as VP of North American Music. He rejoined his alma mater in 2010 for the second time. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, golf and travel.

nancy clark

Nancy Vecera Clark (’76), CFRE

Alumni Legacy Programs Director
713.743.8873 |

Nancy Vecera Clark (’76) has over forty years of professional experience in Fund Raising, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising. Ms. Clark has held the positions of Director of Donor Relations and Director of Development for the University of Houston and was an Adjunct English Lecturer at the University of Houston-Downtown for ten years.

Prior to these positions, she served as Vice President of Stricklin & Company, a PR/Advertising firm named third largest PR company in the 1988 Houston Business Journal Book of Lists. Before Stricklin & Company, Nancy was the Development Coordinator for Hermann Hospital and Hermann Hospital Estate.

Ms. Clark belongs to several industry, trade and professional organizations and has been named in WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN. She has served on several boards including the Advisory Board of the Texas A&M University Institute for Biosciences and Technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and completed para-legal studies at Houston Community College. Nancy V. Clark (’76) is a proud Life Member.


Taylor Rouleau (’16, M.A. ’17)

Program Manager, Affiliated Alumni Associations

Taylor Santana-Rouleau (’16, MA ’17) joined UHAA as the Program Manager of Constituent Groups in June 2022. In this role, he will support the activities of several Alumni Associations and work with each group to ensure the engagement needs of our alumni are being met.

Taylor is a proud two time graduate from the university with a BS in Sports & Fitness Administration and MA in Sports Administration. He is married to his college sweetheart, Glissette Santana-Rouleau (’16) who also graduated from the university. As a student he was a student leader for the Student Program Board, Coog Crew, Frontier Fiesta, and Homecoming 2017.

In his free time, he enjoys collecting cards, watching movies, and competing in trivia.


Nyoka Nero

Administrative Assistant

Nyoka Nero joined the Office of Annual Giving at the University of Houston in March 2022, bringing over 10 years of experience in Administration, Document Control and Safety within the Oil & Gas industries and Port of Houston Facilities. Nyoka also has a background in Retail as a Visual Merchandising Manager and Stylist for various specialty brands such as Juicy Couture, J. Crew and Express within the Houston Galleria Area.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising Management at Southern New Hampshire University and currently in the process of obtaining a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management and Process Improvement at the University of Houston Downtown.

Nyoka joined the Alumni Relations team in September 2022 as a Administrative Assistant working closely with Associate Vice President, Mike Pede (’89) to address scheduling, organizing, and department financial needs.

Nyoka is a mother of two and enjoys fashion, water/amusement parks and various fun activities with her children as well as spending time with family and friends.

UH Alumni Association Service Providers

Marketing and Communications


Chuck Arnold

Executive Director


Carolyn Hartmann

Sr. Director


Elena Hawthorne



Sarah Kaddour

Assistant Director


Jason-Christian Messa

Development Writer


Julian Cearley

Sr. Graphic Designer


Jorge Lombana

Sr. Graphic Designer


David Gee

Graphic Designer 2


Valerie Ozigboh

Digital Content Strategist


Andy Chan

Web Developer

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Ashleigh Hildreth

Program Manager



Sarah Simms

Executive Director


Margaret McHattie

Assistant Director


Bridget Otts

Events Coordinator

anneka roberson

Anneka Roberson

Project Manager

Corporate Programs and Sponsorships


Adam VanDeventer

Assistant Director

Business Operations and Finance


Steve Mueller

Assistant Vice President


Thuan Nguyen


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Vanessa Pham