NAU Advisory Board Members

Linda Vega 

Immigration Attorney

The Vega Law Firm

advisor_pictureLinda Vega is a native of Texas. Born in Weslaco, Texas, she is the youngest of nine siblings.  She was graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the George Washington Law School in D.C., with a full scholarship from both establishments. She has previously worked for the World Bank: International Finance Corporation (IFC), American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), The Department of Labor, and is currently in private practice at THE VEGA LAW FIRM. Her areas of expertise are in Immigration and Labor/Employment-Labor Law. Ms. Vega practices nationally (50 states) and internationally as many of the issues regard federal law and international law. Ms. Vega volunteers in Houston, Texas in events hosted by NALEO and the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Agency, as well as the Neighborhood Centers. She is a member of the New Mexico Bar, Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and National Rep. Congressional Committee for Immigration/Small Business, National Res. Senatorial Committee for Small Businesses, U.S. Senate Hispanic Task Force, New Mexico District Court, Texas Southern U.S. District Court. Ms. Vega is fluent in 2 languages. In 2012, Linda Vega was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee.  The FPRA committee makes recommendations to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the funding of family practice residency training programs And  Bonding Against Adversity Advisory Committee Board member. 



Dorothy Miller

Vice President & Owner

 Commercial Equipment & Sales Company Incorporated




John Roberts, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

University of Houston, Main Campus



Mike Jiang

Vice President of Business Banking

Bank of Texas




Brian Flores

 Director Educational Talent Search

LoneStar College, North Harris

 On February 14, 1719, the Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo, a member of a family long distinguished in the service of the Spanish crown made a report to the king of Spain proposing that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands to populate the province of Texas.  However, his plan was only approved to send 200 families to Texas by way of Havana and Veracruz. By 1759, 16 Canarian families arrived in San Antonio (Texas) and my family was one of them.

 1st Generation College Student

B.S. in Psychology: University of Houston-Victoria

  • M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision: University of Houston
  • In Education for 24 years
  • Elementary, Middle School & High School teacher: Victoria, Austin & Houston, TX.
  • Elementary School Principal: Houston, TX.
  • Middle School Principal: Houston, TX.
  • High School Director: Houston, TX.
  • District Special Education Coordinator: Houston, TX.
  • Independent Consultant: Austin, TX. & Houston, TX.
  • Educational Talent Search Program Director: Houston, TX.
  • Adjunct Faculty Lone Star College: Houston, TX.





Samantha Gonzalez

 Technical and Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO

The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC




Melvin Houston

 Business/Entertainment Laywer

Melvin Houston & Associates




Cherry Steinwender

 Executive Director

The Center for the Healing of Racism




Kim Stoilis

President and CEO

Houston International Festival




Jeng Liang

Former Educator and President of a private K-12 School

 Texas Real Estate World (T.R.E.W.) Realty and Business

 Houston, TX




David R. Evans, Ph.D.

 Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Buena Vista University