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

Board of Visitors Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 5, 2019
Members of the Board of Visitors

Ramona Adams, Houston, Retired

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

Melissa Torres Anderson ’92, Austin, Owner, Bull Creek Financial Services

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

Mike Barry, San Antonio, Assistant Dean & Practitioner in Residence, St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Benjamin Boorman ’02, Georgetown, Head Of 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, Amarillo, Retired Dermatologist

Neal D. Carlson, Houston, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management; Senior Financial Advisor, Southwest Region, Wells Fargo Advisors

Sharon Lord Daggett, Georgetown, Director, First Texas Bancorp, Inc.

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

Mark Easterly ’92, Houston, Vice President, Houston Methodist

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.

Laurie Fitzgerald ’97, Austin Vice President, Licensing, Teletry, LLC

Brittany A. Fondren ’11, Houston, Communications and Development Consultant

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

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

Bruce Gilmour ’74, Midland, CPA, Bruce  A. Gilmour, CPA

Lizzette C. Gonzalez Reynolds ’87, Austin, Vice President of Policy, ExcelinEd

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, Alpheus Communications, LLC an operating subsidiary of Logix Fiber Networks

Sue Stauffer Harshman ’73, Dallas, 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, Exxon, Shell, Citgo

Carol Carr Cody Herder, Houston, Retired Senior Vice President, Tax-Oriented Leasing, Allied Bank of Texas; Community Volunteer

Winell Herron, Houston, Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs, H-E-B

Tom Herzig ’84, San Antonio, Commanding Officer (Captain, US Navy), Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio

Carolyn G. Holloway, Georgetown, Community Philanthropist

Carl Illig, Georgetown, 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, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

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

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, Austin, Associate Attorney, Taylor Dunham, LLP

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

Lorie Marrero ’90, Austin, Sr VP, Business Development, Bedside Reading®

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

Wm Chris Mathers, CPA ’81, Galveston, Contract CFO and Musician

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

Cassandra McZeal ’92, Houston, Research & Technology Manager, ExxonMobil

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

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

G. Benjamin (Ben) Oliver, Georgetown, President emeritus, Hiram College; Member, Georgetown City Council 2004-2010

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

Claire E. Peel, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA ’72, Fort Worth, Senior Vice 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

Karen Little Preis ’80, Austin, Retired

Rex L. Preis ’81, Austin, Vice President of Accounting, Fifth Generation, Inc.

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

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

Cile Spelce ’91, Austin, Chief Marketing Officer, iCoreConnect

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

Veronica “Ronnye” Vargas Stidvent, Austin, President, Stidvent Partners

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, Senior Manager, Licensing, Rackspace

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, Retired, Sales/Marketing, Xerox and Texas Instruments 

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

Drew York ’02, Fairview, Partner, Gray Reed & McGraw,, LLP

M. Kate York ’02, Fairview, Assistant Clinical Professor/Master Teacher, UTeach Dallas, The University of Texas at Dallas