Bauer College Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony Set for May 10

Published on April 25, 2018

More Than 1,000 Bauer Students to Cross Stage at NRG Stadium

On May 10, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston will recognize more than 1,000 students during a commencement ceremony at NRG Stadium.

More than 1,000 graduating students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business were recognized on May 10 at the college’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony, featuring a keynote address from Rahul Mehta, founder of the Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation.

The ceremony began at 6 p.m. and was held in NRG Stadium. (For logistical information on the event, including parking, student check-in and guest information, click here.)

This semester’s graduating class includes candidates for bachelor of business administration degrees, as well as those completing graduate (MBA, Executive MBA and MS) and doctoral business programs. Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand will honor the degree candidates with remarks.

During the ceremony, University of Houston System Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and UH Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short bestowed an honorary degree to Mattress Firm Executive Chairman Stephen Stagner, namesake of Bauer College’s Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute.

The college shared live coverage of the ceremony throughout the evening on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, with #BauerGrad18. The university will also livestreamed the ceremony (click here for more information on the telecast).

For more information about the Bauer College Spring 2018 Commencement, visit


Rahul Mehta
Founder, Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation

Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta created the Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation in 1998 with the objective of empowering people through philanthropic activities focused on education, children, and healthcare. The foundation funded the creation of the School of Biosciences at the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, India and an engineering research center at the University of Houston. In addition, it provides educational loans to students, medical research and child welfare projects in multiple countries.

Prior to focusing on philanthropy, Mehta was involved in high technology. Previously, he started four software companies which were later acquired by Computer Associates, HP, Symantec, and Brocade. Mehta has led the successful creation of several companies in multiple technology areas by recognizing and addressing market needs very early in their lifecycle.

Mehta, is active or served on the board of DePelchin Children’s Center, Ronald McDonald House, Bo’s Place, Krist Samaritan center and the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

By Amanda Sebesta

#BauerGrad18 By The Numbers:
(Spring 2018)

Total Number of Graduating Students: 1,039

Undergraduates: 782

Graduates: 257

MS Accountancy: 103

MS Finance: 6

MS Global Energy Management: 3

MS Marketing: 8

MS Supply Chain Management: 10

MBA: 95

EMBA: 24

Ph.D.: 8

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