Alonzo Cantu

Member, UH System Board of Regents

President, CEO  Cantu Construction 

Alonzo Cantu

Alonzo Cantu was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbot in 2019 and will serve through August 31, 2025.  For Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Mr. Cantu will serve as vice chair of the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, the Audit and Compliance Committee,  the Academic and Student Success Committee, as well as the Finance and Administration Committee. 

Alonzo Cantu has been credited by many as being a central driving force behind the transformation of the business and political landscape of South Texas, the third fastest growing metropolitan statistical area in the country, as a banker, developer, philanthropist and dedicated community organizer.

Mr. Cantu is Chairman and CEO of Cantu Construction.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Lone Star National Bank; a Hispanic owned and operated financial institution. Currently, Mr. Cantu serves as a member of the Board of Managers and chairs the Finance and Management Committees at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System. Mr. Cantu is the owner of Valley Land Title Co, a real estate title insurance agency with offices in McAllen, Edinburg, Mission and Weslaco. He led the company in its efforts to become the preferred title insurance agent in Hidalgo County. Alonzo Cantu is the owner of the United Soccer League’s Rio Grande Valley FC Toros and the majority owner of the NBA G-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers. 

Alonzo Cantu is one of the original founders of the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS). Mr. Cantu is a founding board member of the Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT) -a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empower voters and increase voter turnout.  

Cantu earned his BA in Finance from the University of Houston. Alonzo Cantu has been married to Yolanda R. Cantu for 36 years and they have two children, Allysa Nicole and Alexis Carina.