The Student Perspective

Bauer College Board Adds Two Student Representatives to Roster

The C. T. Bauer College of Business has added two new student representatives to the Bauer College Board, an impressive group of business leaders, c-suite members and entrepreneurs who help to guide strategy and provide expertise.

Finance and marketing senior Christian Avalos Minor and MBA candidate Aanchal Jaggi will each serve a one-year term on the board, providing a student perspective to board business.

“Having student representatives serve on the board allows us to make the best decisions we can with students in mind,” said Bauer College Dean Paul A. Pavlou. “By having Christian and Aanchal serving as the voice of Bauer students we are moving our priorities forward with student feedback.”

The Bauer College Board advises Pavlou, providing input on several critical issues, including strategy, thought leadership, student engagement and curricular relevance, with subcommittees focusing on fundraising, curriculum, branding and recruiting.

Christian Avalos Minor
Finance and Marketing Senior

Christian Avalos is finance and marketing senior at Bauer College and has been involved in professional development programs, campus-wide leadership positions, and community service projects. Most recently, Avalos served as the President of the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA), one of the largest professional student organizations on campus. Through his involvement, he works to provide resources, share opportunities, and strengthen professional networks between students in his community. 

Avalos was recently admitted into the Emerging Leaders Institute facilitated by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and has been recently awarded the 2023 Leadership Excellence Award and 2023 Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award, as well as the 2022 Student of the Year Award for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) Houston chapter.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, he is a first-generation college student, and is constantly seeking new challenging opportunities to grow professionally and create an impact within his community.

Aanchal Jaggi
MBA Candidate

Aanchal Jaggi is a candidate in a dual MS/MBA program. She is pursuing her MS in Global Hospitality Leadership from the Hilton College, and her MBA from the Bauer College with a focus on business analytics. 

Jaggi earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, as well as a minor in Environmental Conservation and Resource Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. 

She has enjoyed her diverse experiences in consulting. She also enjoys exploring her creativity with her dancing, cooking and fashion.