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University of Houston

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Houston, TX

Founding Date:
1927

Team:
Cougars

Enrollment:
35,000

Official Website:
http://www.uh.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George A. Alcorn
Business
c. 1933   Alcorn Exploration
Richard H. Anderson
Business
1956   CEO of Delta Airlines
Mary Kay Ash
Business
12-May-1918 22-Nov-2001 Cosmetics mogul
Richard H. Bachmann
Attorney
c. 1953   EVP at Enterprise Products
Frederick Barthelme
Novelist
10-Oct-1943   Moon Deluxe
Fortunato P. Benavides
Judge
3-Feb-1947   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Big Moe
Rapper
27-Jun-1974 14-Oct-2007 Sippin' Codeine
Edward P. Boykin
Business
c. 1942   President of Computer Sciences, 2001-03
Douglas H. Brooks
Business
12-Aug-1952   CEO of Brinker International
Steven A. Browning
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Uganda
Don Chaney
Basketball
22-Mar-1946   Head Coach, New York Knicks, 2001-04
Stephen I. Chazen
Business
c. 1946   President and CFO, Occidental Petroleum
Fred Couples
Golf
3-Oct-1959   Winner, 1992 Masters Tournament
Henry Cuellar
Politician
19-Sep-1955   Congressman, Texas 28th
Brett Cullen
Actor
26-Aug-1956   Dan Fixx on Falcon Crest
Justin Dart, Jr.
Activist
29-Aug-1930 22-Jun-2002 Father of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Tom DeLay
Politician
8-Apr-1947   Former House Majority Leader, convicted felon
Carol E. Dinkins
Attorney
9-Nov-1945   Vinson & Elkins
Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr.
Business
c. 1951   Vice Chairman, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Clyde Drexler
Basketball
22-Jun-1962   NBA Hall of Famer
Steve Elkington
Golf
8-Dec-1962   Winner, 1995 PGA Championship
Steven G. Elliot
Business
?   Senior Vice Chairman, Bank of New York Mellon
Robert B. Evans
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Duke Energy Americas, 2004-06
Eni Faleomavaega
Politician
15-Aug-1943   Congressman, American Samoa
Randy A. Foutch
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Laredo Petroleum
Larry Gatlin
Country Musician
2-May-1948   One of the Gatlin Brothers
Richard A. Gonzalez
Business
21-Jan-1954   President of Abbott Laboratories, 2006-07
Gene Green
Politician
17-Oct-1947   Congressman, Texas 29th
Jim Gunter
Judge
c. 1943   Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Astronaut
26-Jun-1956   First black astronaut to spacewalk
Elvin Hayes
Basketball
17-Nov-1945   NBA Hall of Famer
Bill Hicks
Comic
16-Dec-1961 26-Feb-1994 Visionary comedian, met untimely death
Larry Hovis
Actor
20-Feb-1936 9-Sep-2003 Sgt. Carter on Hogan's Heroes
John C. Hunter III
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Solutia, 1999-2004
Kevin James
Radio Personality
1963   Conservative talk radio host
Tom Jarriel
Journalist
29-Dec-1934   ABC News correspondent
Judge Larry Joe
TV Personality
c. 1946   Texas Justice TV judge
Travis C. Johnson
Business
c. 1936   Attorney at Law, El Paso
Star Jones
TV Personality
24-Mar-1962   The View
M. Frances Keeth
Business
c. 1946   Former EVP at Royal Dutch Shell
Debra J. Kelly-Ennis
Business
c. 1957   Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo NA
Mark Langdale
Diplomat
1954   US Ambassador to Costa Rica
Ken Lay
Business
15-Apr-1942 5-Jul-2006 CEO of Enron, 1986-2002
Aylwin Lewis
Business
28-May-1954   CEO of Sears
Carl Lewis
Track and Field
1-Jul-1961   Olympian
Hal Lindsey
Religion
23-Nov-1929   The Late, Great Planet Earth
John Mahaffey
Golf
9-May-1948   Winner, 1978 PGA Championship
Dave Marr
Golf
27-Dec-1933 5-Oct-1997 Winner, 1965 PGA Championship
Charles W. Matthews, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1945   General Counsel of Exxon Mobil
David M. McClanahan
Business
c. 1949   CEO of CenterPoint Energy
Shannon Miller
Gymnastics
10-Mar-1977   Olympic gymnast
Jack B. Moore
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Cameron International
W. Benjamin Moreland
Business
c. 1962   CEO of Crown Castle
Dominic Ng
Business
c. 1959   CEO of East West Bank
Hakeem Olajuwon
Basketball
21-Jan-1963   Houston Rockets
Pauline Oliveros
Composer
2-Jun-1932   Composer, Deep Listener
Mark G. Papa
Business
c. 1947   CEO of EOG Resources
Jim Parsons
Actor
24-Mar-1973   Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory
Wade Phillips
Football
21-Jun-1947   Defensive coordinator, Houston Texans
Ted Poe
Politician
13-Oct-1948   Congressman, Texas 2nd
Dennis Quaid
Actor
9-Apr-1954   Any Given Sunday
Randy Quaid
Actor
1-Oct-1950   Parents
Dan Rather
Journalist
31-Oct-1931   Former CBS Anchorman
Charles A. Ray
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 2003-05
Mary P. Ricciardello
Business
c. 1955   Senior VP at Reliant Energy, 1999-2002
Bill Rogers
Golf
10-Sep-1951   Winner, 1981 British Open
Arthur L. Schechter
Diplomat
6-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to the Bahamas, 1998-2001
Julian Schnabel
Film Director
26-Oct-1951   Basquiat
Richard T. Schulze
Politician
7-Aug-1929   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1975-93
Edmund P. Segner III
Business
c. 1954   President of EOG Resources
Margaret Spellings
Government
20-Nov-1957   Secretary of Education
Brent Spiner
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Data on Star Trek: TNG
Steve Stockman
Politician
14-Nov-1956   Congressman from Texas, 1995-97
Tommy Tune
Dancer
28-Feb-1939   6'6" Broadway dancer
Jack Valenti
Business
5-Sep-1921 26-Apr-2007 Presidential advisor, headed the MPAA
Townes Van Zandt
Singer/Songwriter
7-Mar-1944 1-Jan-1997 For the Sake of the Song
Richard Viguerie
Activist
23-Sep-1933   Conservative activist
Paul Wall
Rapper
30-Mar-1980   Sittin' Sidewayz
Robert L. Waltrip
Business
10-Jan-1931   Founder, Service Corporation International
Andre Ware
Football
31-Jul-1968   Winner, 1989 Heisman Trophy
Elizabeth Warren
Educator
22-Jun-1949   US Senator from Massachusetts
Lil' Wayne
Rapper
27-Sep-1982   Tha Carter
Kathryn J. Whitmire
Politician
15-Aug-1946   Mayor of Houston, 1982-91
Bruce A. Williamson
Business
1959   CEO of Dynegy
Gene Wolfe
Novelist
7-May-1931   The Book of the New Sun
Robert Wuhl
Actor
9-Oct-1951   Arliss on Arli$$
Andrea Yates
Criminal Defendant
2-Jul-1964   Drowned her five children
Philip Zelikow
Government
21-Sep-1954   9-11 Commission executive director
Fuzzy Zoeller
Golf
11-Nov-1951   Winner of 2 Majors

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rosellen Brown
Author
12-May-1939   Before and After
Lois Chiles
Actor
15-Apr-1947   Moonraker
Carol E. Dinkins
Attorney
9-Nov-1945   Vinson & Elkins
Frances Farenthold
Educator
2-Oct-1926   President of Wells College, 1976-80
Richard Howard
Poet
13-Oct-1929   Untitled Subjects
Archer J. P. Martin
Chemist
1-Mar-1910 28-Jul-2002 Partition chromatography
Ted Poe
Politician
13-Oct-1948   Congressman, Texas 2nd
John Raisian
Economist
c. 1953   Director, Hoover Institution
Elizabeth Warren
Educator
22-Jun-1949   US Senator from Massachusetts
Joe B. Wyatt
Educator
c. 1935   Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1982-2000

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eduardo Aguirre
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Spain
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
James A. Elkins
Attorney
25-Sep-1879 7-May-1972 Vinson & Elkins
Travis C. Johnson
Business
c. 1936   Attorney at Law, El Paso
Renu Khator
Educator
29-Jun-1955   President, University of Houston
Jack B. Moore
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Cameron International
Barry A. Munitz
Business
c. 1941   President of Getty Trust, 1998-2006
Manuel T. Pacheco
Educator
c. 1940   President, University of Missouri, 1997-2003

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chuck Fairbanks
Football
10-Jun-1933 2-Apr-2013 New England Patriots Head Coach, 1973-78
Jack Pardee
Football
19-Apr-1936 1-Apr-2013 Linebacker, Head Coach
Tom Penders
Basketball
23-May-1945   NCAA Basketball Coach
Bill Yeoman
Football
26-Dec-1927   Houston Head Coach, 1962-86


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