Paula M. Mendoza
Secretary, UH System Board of Regents
President & Chief Executive Officer Possible Missions, Inc.
Paula Mendoza was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2013 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2019. For fiscal year 2016-2017, she will serve as chair of the Academic and Student Success Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance and the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committees.
Mendoza, a native Houstonian, is CEO of Possible Missions, Inc., a company she established in 2001, specializing in Project Management Solutions Company. The business has achieved significant accolades over the years, such as; 2014 Subcontractor of the Year, 2013 Minority Business Enterprise Accountability Award, 2012 Supplier of the Year, 2006 Emerging Ten (E-10) Award, and most recently Mendoza has been featured on 2015's Small Business Today Magazine Cover, one of Houston's 50 Women of Influence and in January will be recognized as one of 2016's Women of Distinction.
Mendoza is past chairman of the State of Texas Ethics Commission, past board member of the Texas Board of Public Accountants, and past chairman of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce and currently serves on the Boards of the Houston Minority Development Council and the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Mendoza earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston Downtown and later completed continuing studies in both the Community Minority Business Advancement Program and the Rules of Engagement: A Leadership Institute provided by the University of Texas at Austin.