PROMES Student Success Advisory Board

The Board is an advocate for enhancing student success in a culture of excellence through comprehensive development of activities and outcomes through PROMES. The Board promotes teaching effectiveness and intellectual, professional, and personal development of faculty, staff, and students involved in all aspects of the Cullen College of Engineering student success initiatives.

Meet Our Leadership

Craig Dunham Craig Dunham
Chairman (Inaugural)
Dow Chemical
Environmental Technology Center
Geographic Improvement Leader
UH Class of 1992
Clarinda Mapps Dr. Clarinda Mapps, BSIE, P.E, N.D., Msc.D. D.D.
Vice Chairman (Inaugural)
Afrikan Center of Well Being, Inc.
UH Class of 1985
Fred Gillespie Fred Gillespie
Board Secretary (Inaugural)
Senior Project Manager
UH Class of 1992
Kim Topps Kim Topps
Board Member (Inaugural)
Prowelder Industrial Services, LLC
Engineering Consultant
UH Class of 1992
Mike Alvarez Mike Alvarez
Board Member (Inaugural)
Diverse Supplier and Workforce Solutions, LLC
President & CEO
Andrew Weaver Andrew Weaver
Board Member (Inaugural)
Polsinelli LLC
Mikhail Alekseenko
Board Member (Inaugural)
Marathon Oil
Reservoir Engineer
Nicolas Xiong Nicolas Xiong
Board Member
Project Engineer/Project Manager
UH Class of 2017
Elijiah Hankins Elijiah Hankins
Board Member
Project Engineer
UH Class of 2017
Tramaine Chargois Singleton Tramaine Chargois Singleton
Board Member
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Sr. Counsel, HSE and
Litigation Law Practice Group
John Matthews, Jr. John Matthews, Jr.
Academic Committee Chair
Program Manager of PROMES (Retired)
Captain US Navy (Retired)
Dr. Tanya Dugat Wickliff Dr. Tanya Dugat Wickliff
Board Member
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Full Professor of Engineering Practice
UHEAA Distinguished Young Engineer Award 2004
UH Class of 1989
Norman Brown Norman Brown
Board Member
Project Manager
Jerrod Henderson Jerrod Henderson
Board Member
University of Houston
PROMES Director
Minerva Carter Minerva Carter
Board Member
University of Houston
Senior Program Manager
Taylor A O’Neill Taylor A O’Neill
Board Member
University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
Development Officer
Joshua Frenchwood Joshua Frenchwood
Student Board Member
University of Houston
Electrical Engineering Student