A Strong Finish

Bauer College Celebrates Summer and Fall 2023 Classes During Commencement Ceremony

Students at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston walked the stage during the Fall 2023 commencement ceremony. The event honored students who earned their degrees from the 2023 summer and fall semesters.

Of the 3,713 students graduating from the University of Houston, 1,232 of the students graduated from Bauer College, including 989 bachelor candidates, 240 master’s candidates, three doctoral candidates and 20 professional degree candidates.

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Cullen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Finance Praveen Kumar kicked off the ceremony, followed by remarks from Dean Paul A. Pavlou, University of Houston System Student Regent Mielad Ziaee, and Honorary Consul for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and guest speaker Lynden B. Rose (BS ‘83).

The ceremony ended with a back-and-forth of the University's “Whose House” rallying cry and singing of the alma mater.


Paul A. Pavlou
C. T. Bauer College of Business

“This has been an extremely exciting year of progress for all of us at Bauer as we continue to move forward with our bold vision: to be a world-class business school that transforms lives, organizations and society.”

“We are committed to student success & providing opportunities inside the classroom, with our industry partners, & in the community that allows transformative experiences, personally & professionally.”

Lynden B. Rose, Esquire
Honorary Consul, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Counsel and Attorney-at-Law

“Many of you will start your journey in a profession or job that you dislike.  Some of you probably have great jobs and are excited about the future, and I know that some of you may not have a job at all and have to borrow some money from your parents.  My admonishment to you is that it doesn’t always matter how or where you started, you just have to finish strong!”

"Don’t let your net worth determine your self-worth!  Use your affluence to influence change for good.  Always remember going forward: Finish strong. Bauer strong."