University Leadership

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is an appointive board within the organizational structure of the University, which assists the President and, upon request, the Board of Trustees in an advisory capacity.


Susan Stubbs

Executive Administrative Assistant



Susan Stubbs

Executive Administrative Assistant

The Board of Visitors exists to support the mission of Southwestern University by becoming informed of its program and providing feedback to the President and other administrative officials. As individuals, members of the board shall:

  • Serve as “opinion molders” or interpreters of the college to specific groups.
  • Report to the college the reactions of the general public and/or specific publics with which each member is associated in business or community life.
  • Help Southwestern accomplish its long-term objectives as a national liberal arts college of the highest rank.
Important Dates

Please mark your calendars for Board of Visitors’ upcoming meetings:

  • September 21, 2018
Members of the Board of Visitors

Ramona Adams, Houston, Retired

Daryl M. Allen ’93, Houston, Senior Vice President, Wealth Mangement, UBS Financial Services

H. Brent Austin, Spicewood, Director, Williams Partners LP

A. Nelson Avery, M.D., Round Rock, Clinical Professor, College Of Medicine, Texas A&M
University Health Science Center

Benjamin Boorman ’02, Georgetown, Head Of High School, Gateway College Preparatory School

Joan Bray ’67, St. Louis, Missouri, Retired Missouri State Senator

Michael Brewer, Washington, D.C., Retired, Business/Law

Turner M. Caldwell, III, M.D. ’71, Retired Dermatologist

Robbie Dodd 95, Austin, Retired, Former CFO, COO - Real Estate Investment

Virginia Hyde Dupuy ’71, Dallas, Grammy-Nominated Artist, Professor Of Voice, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

Anna Eby ’05, Georgetown, Owner, Eby Law Firm PLLC, District 1 Representative, Georgetown City Council

Billy Echols-Richter 80, Frisco, Lead Pastor, Grace Avenue United Methodist Church

Edward H. Ellis, Jr. ’64, Round Top, Consultant, Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd.

Brittany A. Fondren ’11, Houston, Freelance Grant & Content Writer

Tom Forbes ’71, Austin, Partner, Kemp Smith LLP

Stephen K. Gardner ’82, Houston, Investor, Former CEO, NPG Capital Resources Company

Glen Garey, Austin, Retired

Justin A. Gould ’98, Austin, Vice President of Development, The Texas Methodist Foundation

Michael E. Hansen ’93, San Francisco, California, Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo - Wealth Management Division

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75, Houston, Senior Vice President, Contract Administration and Human Resources, Alpheus Communications LLC

Sue Stauffer Harshman 73, Retired Senior Vice President, Business Support Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management

Marvin D. Henderson, Jr., Austin, Private Investor, Lender, Entrepreneur; Former Gasoline Distributor for Texaco, Exon, Shell, Citgo

Winell Herron, Houston, Group Vice President For Public Affairs, Diversity And Environmental Affairs, H-E-B 

Laura K. Hinson 83, Dallas, Retired Insurance Executive

Carolyn G. Holloway, Georgetown, Community Philanthropist

Carl Illig, Georgetown, Associate Executive Director, W.D. Kelley Foundation

Glover Johnson ’89, Oak Park, Illinois, Senior National Sales Director, US Psychiatry Franchise, Lundbeck LLC

Todd F. Kimbrough ’96, Austin, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Michael B. Knisely ’99, Austin, Shareholder, Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott LLP

Dale Knobel, Ph.D., Georgetown, President Emeritus & Professor of History Emeritus, Denison University, Granville, Ohio; Senior Higher Education Fellow, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Jacksonville, Florida

Michael S. Lade ’88, Houston, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, OilServ LLC and Rapid Hot Flow LLC

Martin J. Landon, San Antonio, Chief Executive Officer, BioBridge Global

Jack A. Lyons ’75, Houston, Managing Director, Wortham LLC 

Pierce P. MacGuire ’14, Dallas, Associate Attorney, William Arnold III & Associates

A. Erin Manning, M.D. ’93, Houston, Physician, Partners in Ob/Gyn Care

Jay Marshall, New York, New York, Managing Director, AlixPartners LLP

Wm. Chris Mathers, CPA ’81, Galveston, Partner, WCM Associates LP

Kevin G. McMahon, CPA/ABV, CVA, Lubbock, Certified Public Accountant, Semi-Retired, McMahon Vinson Bennett LLP

Sue McMillin, Round Rock, President and CEO, Greater Texas Foundation

Tom Morin ’94, Houston, Publisher and President, Daily Court Review

Caroline C. Negley ’08, Houston, Development, Otricath

Douglas A. Paisley II ’70, Houston, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

Claire E. Peel, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA ’72, Fort Worth, Interim Provost, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Jennifer L. Peel, Ph.D. ’86, San Antonio, Assistant Dean For Graduate Medical Education; Professor, Anesthesiology, UT-Health San Antonio

Kenneth W. Poteete, Georgetown, President Emeritus, Georgetown Health Foundation

Bill Powers, Austin, Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Former President, UT Austin; of Counsel, Jackson Walker

Ricky Raven, Sugar Land, Partner, ReedSmith LLP

Stephen Ressling ’81, Houston, Attorney, Chernosky Smith, Ressling & Smith PLLC

Joshua Schroeder, Georgetown, Attorney, Sneed, Vine & Perry PC

Douglas Smith, Ph.D., Georgetown, Retired Chemical Engineer, Shell Oil Company

Mark B. Smith ’80, Dallas, Founder and COO, Seldon Energy

Wendy M. Smith ’88, Austin, Executive Vice President, COPE Health Solutions

Cile Spelce ’91, Austin, Owner/Executive Producer, Electro-Fish Creative Inc.

Perry C. Steger, Georgetown, President, Steger + Bizzell Engineering, Inc.

Billy Ray Stubblefield ’71, Georgetown, Presiding Judge, Third Administrative Judicial Region, State of Texas

Alice Schorre Stultz ’72, Georgetown, Professional Volunteer

Zachary Symm ’08, Austin, Management Consulting

Ajay K. Thomas ’94, Austin, Head of U.S. Public Finance, FTN Financial, Capital Markets

Carl N. Tyson, Ph.D., Austin, President, CEO and Director, Thinkwell, Inc.

Francis “Fay” Vincent, Esq., Vero Beach, Florida, Former Commissioner Of Major League Baseball; Former President and CEO of Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Former Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company

Lorri J. White ’92, Houston, Managing Director, Head of Leveraged Capital, AIG Investments

Charles A. Williams ’84, Houston, President, Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation

James W. Wilson ’69, Georgetown, Sales/Marketing, Xerox Corporation/Texas Instruments

Robert Witt, Georgetown, Private Arbitrator, FINRA Corporation; Former Director and EVP, E.F. Hutton Group, Inc., Former Trustee, Ripon College

Miguel J. Zorrilla ’92, Austin, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley