A new leadership team, which includes its first-ever elected Indian American, is set to lead the University of Houston System Board of Regents during the upcoming fiscal year.
During its recent quarterly meeting, the board elected Nandita Venkateswaran Berry as vice chair.
Berry, senior counsel with Locke Lord, LLP, is the first Indian American to be elected as vice chair of the board.
In 2009, Berry was appointed to the UHS Board of Regents. During the past two fiscal years, she chaired the board’s Audit and Compliance Committee. She has been a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Academic and Student Success Committee.
Born in Hyderabad, Berry earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. In 1991, she earned a bachelor’s degree from UH, and in 1995, she received her juris doctorate from the UH Law Center.
She is married to talk show host Michael Berry, an alumnus of the UH Honors College, and they have two sons. She has been on the boards of the Houston Zoo, the Houston Area Women’s Center, the South Asian Chamber of Commerce, and The Community Family Center.