Board of Advisors

Meet the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors

Larry Eastepp, Chair Larry D. Eastepp, Attorney at Law
Rita Ashley Retired Clerk, State of Texas; Ashley Minerals
Pat Avery President/CEO, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Robert R. Birdwell Physician, Texas Oncology
Mark S. Browning Senior Vice President & Trust Officer, Extraco Banks
Nakisha Burns Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil
Dr. Tamerla Chavis Neurosurgeon
Dr. Alan B. Coleman Alan B. Coleman, DDS, FAGD
Mr. Dale E. Coulthard Retired Oil and Gas Geologist
Mrs. Vicki L. Derese Community Relations, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Aleshia L. Fife Retired Executive Project Manager, CPMC-LLC
Honorable Keith F. Giblin Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Cheryl L. Hobbs Flight Nurse/Paramedic, Southeast Texas Air Rescue
Robert L. Hobbs United States Marshal, U.S. Department of Justice; Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney
Dr. Kelley C. Kays Veterinarian
Sam J. Louis Partner, Holland & Knight
M.T. Oszczakiewicz M.D. Associated Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons, L.L.P.
Rhonda S. Oszczakiewicz Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Shawn K. Oubre City Manager, Woodway, Texas
Dr. Elizabeth A. Palmarozzi Founding Dean, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Honorable Randy Shelton Judge, 279th District Court
Dr. Colleen Silva UTMB Professor of Surgery 
Mr. Gary E. Strahan Infrared Cameras, Inc.
Donean Surratt Partner, Orgain, Bell & Tucker LLP
Dr. Mark Toups Christus Beaumont Adult Medicine
Ms. Donna D. Verret Registered Nurse; Retired Partner, Arthur Andersen
Dr. Robert A. Wooster Retired Regents Professor of History, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Bin Yu Chief Technical Officer, BTLIMS