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.


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 public 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:

  • Save the Date: The Spring meeting of the Board of Visitors will take place Thursday, October 10 & Friday, October 11, 2024!

Members of the Board of Visitors

Ramona Adams, Houston, Retired

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

Mike Barry, Houston, President and Dean, South Texas College of Law Houston

Clint Bledsoe ’93, Austin, Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Timothy B. Boone, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon), FACS ’77, Houston, Professor, Department of Urology, Craig C. Brown and Suzanne H. Smith Centennial Chair in Medical Education, Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute

Benjamin Boorman ’02, Burnet, Educator, Burnet CISD

Joe Bourne ’81, League City, Retired, Formerly in Wealth Management - JP Morgan Securities LLC

Justin Broussard ’17, Houston, Senior Recruiter, VMware

Brad Coffey ’96, Houston, Vice President and General Counsel at Spur Energy Parners LLC

Michael Douglas, Ph.D. ’67, Georgetown, Chief Executive, Georgetown Neurosciences Foundation

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

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

Edward H. Ellis, Jr. ’64, Round Top, Retired

Suzanne Morrow Ellis ’64, Round Top, Community Volunteer

Kenda Evans, Ph.D. ’92, Houston, Automation Solutions Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies, Vice Chairman of Directions and Assistance Committee, Houston Rodeo

Sarah Everett ’02, Cedar Park, Director of Global Impact and Research, Fifth Generation, Inc.

Brittany A. Fondren ’11, Houston, Specialist, Foundation Partnerships, Best Friends Animal Society

Tom Forbes ’71, Austin, Partner, Butler Snow LLP

Holly Tue Garcia, AEP, CTFA, Kyle, CEO and Head of the Trust Department, Austin Trust Company

Ginger Gaines Cirelli ’92, Washington DC, Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church

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

Lizzette C. Gonzalez Reynolds ’87, Nashville, TN, Commissioner of Education, State of Tennessee

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

Kurt Hallead, Austin, Co-Founder and President, Legacy League, Inc.

Michael E. Hansen ’93, San Francisco, California, Retired - previously CFO- Wells Fargo Wealth Management & Private Bank

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75, Houston, Retired 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, Bank of America Private Bank

David Hays ’84, Georgetown, Vice President of Business Development at First American Title; General Partner - Georgetown Title and Stagecoach Inn in Salado

Tom Herzig ’84, Senior Manager, Reef Point Group, LLC

Carolyn G. Holloway, Georgetown, Community Philanthropist

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

Brad Knapp ’04, New Orleans, Louisiana, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Megan Bush Knapp ’04, New Orleans, Louisiana, Assistant Professor, Xavier University

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

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

Lupe Ledezma ’09, San Antonio, General Manager, Culligan Southwest, Inc.

Jack A. Lyons ’75, Houston, Oil & Gas Interest 

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

Kay Webb Mayfield ’78, Temple, Retired, U.S. Department of State

Mark Steven Mayfield ’76, Temple, Retired, U.S. Department of State

Darrick McGill, Georgetown, Regional Vice President, Primerica, Inc. / Primerica Advisors

Pierce MacGuire ’14, Georgetown, Attorney, Real Estate and Business Law

Ana Mallen ’95, Mexico City, CSR & ESG Program Consultant, Universdad de Libertad, Mexico City, Mexico

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

Ellen Rathgaber Miura, Austin

Philip Moffatt ’20, California, Licensed Broker and Investment Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Dennis Moore ’95, Round Rock, Vice President (Legal), Dell Inc.

David S. Morgan, Georgetown, City Manager, City of Georgetown

Eleanor L. Munson, Dallas, Educational Consultant

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

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

Nicholas H. Parker ’09, Doha, Qatar, Senior Legal Counsel - Qatar Shell

Jeanine Piskurich, Houston, Retired, Active Volunteer

Nick Piskurich, Houston, Contract Senior Completion Engineer, BP LLC

Christopher Plumlee ’89, Murphy, CEO/President, Catholic Charities - Ft Worth

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

Javier E. Riofrio Orrego ’97, Lima, Peru, Managing Partner & Director, ACRES Investments SA

Bill Rives ’74, Horseshoe Bay, Current Brand Ambassador / Fall Creek Vineyards

Stu Roberts ’86, Richardson, Vice President - Information Technology, Nelson Forensics, LLC

Russ Schaeffer, Georgetown, Retired

Joshua Schroeder, Georgetown, Attorney, Sneed, Vine & Perry PC; Mayor - City of Georgetown

Tracie Shelton ’91, San Antonio, Managing Director, Alamo Kitchens

Don Sherwood ’76, Mansfield, Owner - Donald J. Sherwood, LLC

Paula Smith, Austin

Stuart Solomon ’83, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Retired Electric Utility Executive

Dan Sparks, New Canaan, Connecticut, CEO, Shelter Growth Capital Partners 

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

Kristi Boerner Stanford ’83, Austin, Vice President, Culligan Southwest, Inc.

Kristin Starodub ’99, Houston, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Perry C. Steger, Georgetown, CEO, Steger Bizzell Engineering

Nancy Strong, Scottsdale, Arizona, Retired

Peter Strong, Scottsdale, Arizona, Retired

Alice Schorre Stultz ’72, Georgetown, Professional Volunteer

Karen Subieta ’76, Houston

Steven Sullivan ’92, Houston, AEV Business Manager, Atlas Copco

Ajay K. Thomas ’94, Austin, Head of U.S. Public Finance, FHN Financial, a division of First Horizon Bank

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

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

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