Board

UNT Alumni Association Board of Directors

The University of North Texas Alumni Association’s Board of Directors provides counsel to the university and serves as the official liaison between the university and its graduates. These individuals work to establish and maintain lifelong relationships as university ambassadors in their communities.

Executive Committee

Chair
Cathy Bryce (’91)
Doctor of Education
2nd Term       
Retired Educator/Administrator

Vice-Chair
Sarah Wagner (’89)
BA Psychology
2nd Term
Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Planning & Governance
Texas Capital Bank

Secretary
Ernest Martinez (’11)
BA Applied Arts and Sciences
2nd Term
ChildCareGroup
VP of People & Culture

Treasurer
Stephen Westurn (’87, ’91 MBA)
BA & MBA Finance
2nd Term
Chief Financial Officer
Paradigm Tax Group

Past Chair
Emily Klement (’92, ’94 M., ’12 Ed.D.)
BS Counseling Studies, MEd Vocational Education, EdD Higher Education
2nd Term
Executive Director
Catholic Charities

Directors At-Large

Term 2022

Cathy Bryce (’91)
Doctor of Education
2nd Term    
Retired Educator/Administrator

George Esquivel (’91)
BA Journalism/Advertising
2nd Term
Owner
Four Corners Brewing

Roberto "Bob" Garza ('74)
BA Management
1st Term
Retired

James Guillory (’13)
BA Business Administration
2nd Term
President
HarDam Hotels, LLC

Stephen Westurn (’87, ’91 MBA)
BA & MBA Finance
1st Term
Chief Financial Officer
Paradigm Tax Group

Term 2023

VACANT
1st Term

Brad Gibson (’06)
BA Financial Services
2nd Term
Leasing Manager
The Hall Group

Sterling Guest (’98)
BS Criminal Justice
1st Term
Director, Business Development
John Stanley Development

Sharon McGowan (’85)
BA Personnel/Organizational Management
2nd Term
Philanthropic Relations Director
Susan G. Komen Organization

Sarah Wagner (’89)
BA Psychology
2nd Term
Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Planning & Governance
Texas Capital Bank

Eleasia Watts-Lewis (’86, ’89 M.Ed.)
BA Personnel/Industrial Relations
MEd Vocational-Technical Education
2nd Term
Assistant Principal
Dallas ISD 

Term 2024

April Cain ('02)
BS & MS Accounting
2nd Term
Partner
Merki & Associates, P.C.

Elliotte Dunlap ('97)
BA Communications Studies
2nd Term
Sr. Partner Solution Sales Exec.
Microsoft - South Central District

Rob Houdek ('78)
BS Biology
2nd Term
Retired
Business Owner/Entrepreneur

Angela Jones ('91)
BS Journalism
2nd Term
Vice President
Citigroup Master

Ernest Martinez (’11)
BA Applied Arts and Sciences
2nd Term
ChildCareGroup
VP of People & Culture

John Matthews ('86)
MBA Administrative Studies
2nd Term
Executive Director
Community Safety Institute