University of Houston Alumni 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 Team
Advancement and Alumni

Mike Pede has served as AVP for Alumni Relations at UH, since 2010.  A 1989 graduate of UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College Global Hospitality Leadership. 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 315,000 alumni of UH. He also serves as the daily liaison to the UHAAF Board of Directors

In addition to the UHAA team leadership, he is actively involved in the profession as the Chair of the Big XII Alumni Council and has served as founder and Chair of the AAC Alumni Directors council for three years, as well as a board member of CAAE (Council for Alumni Association of Executives). 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. He 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 (NACMA).

Pede has received the Distinguished Alumni Award (2023) and the Distinguished Service Award (2018) from the UH Hilton College and has served as an adjunct professor for the College.

Pede was recently honored with an 2023 MLK Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council.

Mike has also served on committees at the local level including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NCAA Houston Final Four Committees, Houston Super Bowl Committee, and is a founding member of the Greater Houston Basketball Committee (Guy V Lewis Award) and the Sienna Men’s Golf Association Scholarship Foundation.

Pede currently serves as  President for the Art Colony Association Board (Bayou City Arts Festival) and is the President Elect of the TD Club of Houston.

Since arriving at UH in 1984 as a student-athlete, Mike served in several capacities at UH Athletics from 1986-1993 (was also “Shasta”, UH’s costumed mascot for two years) before his 13-year stint at Rice University as Associate AD. In 2006, Mike was in private business for three years and then joined LiveNation as a VP of North American Music until his arrival at UH in 2010.

Mike, originally from Philadelphia, 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 spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family. He is also a proud member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Houston and enjoys golf and travel.


Kristin Burch

Sr. Assistant VP, Constituent Engagement
Advancement and Alumni

nancy clark

Nancy Vecera Clark (’76), CFRE

Alumni Legacy Programs Director
Advancement and Alumni


Margaret McHattie

Director, Constituent Events
Advancement and Alumni

Kouzounis, Christina

Christina Kouzounis

Development Officer for Life Membership & Law Annual Fund
Advancement and Alumni


Anneka Roberson

Project Manager, Alumni Team
Advancement and Alumni


Taylor Santana-Rouleau (’16, MA ’17)

Program Director, Affiliated Alumni Associations
Advancement and Alumni


Cabina Woods

Program Manager, Affiliated Alumni Associations
Advancement and Alumni