Notable Alumni

Hawks Who Have Taken Flight and Continue to Soar

We are proud to count leaders in education, groundbreaking men and women engineers, pioneering astronauts, best-selling authors and visionary CEOs among those who have a degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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UHCL President William A. Staples, Evelyn Miralles (Distinguished Alumna), Christine “Christy” Harper (Distinguished Alumna), Lisa A. Jones (Outstanding Professor), Kristi Koncaba (Early Achievement Award) and Robert C. Hasson Jr. (Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Service Award)

Notable UHCL Alumni

  • Guion “Guy” Bluford, ’87, Colonel, USAF (ret.) First African American to fly in space

  • Darlene Breaux, ’08, Director of Special Populations, Teaching and Learning Center, Harris County Dept. of Education

  • Craig Cordola, ’98, President for Central/West Region, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Kevin Eschenfelder, ’90, Sports Broadcaster, ROOT Sports Network

  • Steve Guthrie, ’08, Designer, Steve Guthrie Contemporary Women’s Wear and Instructor, Houston Community College

  • Christine Harper, ’92, ’94, Human Factors Research Manager, HP, Inc.

  • Bernard H. Harris, Jr., ’99, President of the Harris Foundation, first African American to walk in space

  • Brenda Jones, ’01, ’03, Provost, San Jacinto South Campus

  • Kevin Kwan, ’94, Best-selling author, “Crazy Rich Asians,” “China Rich Girlfriend,” “Rich People Problems”

  • Matthew R. Legg, ’99, Director, Global Human Resources, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

  • Marilyn K. Lunney, ’93, First elected female judge for mainland Galveston County

  • Michael Marquez, ’99, Principal, McWhirter Elementary School; 2016 HEB Excellence in Education finalist

  • Evelyn Miralles, ’92, ’12, NASA Johnson Space Center/CACI International, virtual reality engineer, two-time recipient of CNET’s Top 20 Most Influential Hispanics, named one of the BBC 100 Women of 2016

  • Sandra Mossman, ’87, First female superintendent of Clear Creek Independent School District

  • Denise Navarro, ’86, ’91, President, Logical Innovations, Inc. Was named SBA 2016 Houston District Small Business Person of the Year; Logical Innovations, Inc. as named 2016 Armstrong Flight Research Center Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year (NASA)

  • Ann Strouhal, ’12, Owner/Consultant, Strouhal & Associates, LLC; Named to American Business Women's Association Top Ten Business Women of the Year for 2016