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:

  • October 18, 2019
Members of the Board of Visitors

Ramona Adams, Houston, Retired

Melissa Torres Anderson ’92, Austin, COO/CFO, Windmuehle, LLC

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

Everett M. Barger ’19, Austin, Head of Outdoor Pursuits, Discovery Land Company

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

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, Founder, Managing Director, Forthright Family Wealth Advisory LLC

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

Cary Davis ’74, Houston, Retired School Teacher

Louis J. (“Louie”) Davis ’74, Houston, Oil and Gas Attorney, Retired

Robbie Dodd 95, Cannon Beach, Oregon, Retired, Former CFO, COO - Real Estate Investment

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, Executive Vice President, Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd.

Suzanne Morrow Ellis ’64, Round Top, Community Volunteer

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

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

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

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

Ron Goldman, Houston, Managing Director, Marsh Wortham

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, Group Finance Officer - Wealth & Investment Management, Wells Fargo

Karen Hanson-Flowers ’75, Houston, Retired Senior Vice President Contract Administration, Alpheus Communications, LLC an operating subsidiary of Logix Fiber Networks

Joanne Harrah, Georgetown, Volunteer, Fund Raiser, Philanthropist, Retired

Sue Stauffer Harshman ’73, Dallas, Retired Senior Vice President, Business Support Executive, Bank of America Private Bank

David Hays ’84, Georgetown, Owner and General Partner, Georgetown Title and Stagecoach Inn in Salado

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, Commandant of the Medical Education & Training Campus, Defense Health Agency

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

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

Frank L. Leffingwell ’89, Austin, Shareholder, Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C. 

Kevin J.Lilly, Houston, Managing Partner, Avalon Investment & Advisory

Jack A. Lyons ’75, Houston, Senior Vice President, Marsh Wortham 

Pierce P. MacGuire ’14, Austin, Associate Attorney, Taylor Thuss, PLLC

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

Lorie Marrero ’90, Austin, Marketing Consultant, WSJ Bestselling Author, Spokesperson, Voiceover Talent

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

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

Maria Maconda Mathis ’17, Florence, Director of International Sales & Marketing, Quarter Circle 10 LLC

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

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

Cassandra McZeal ’92, Houston, Computational & Data Sciences Manager, ExxonMobil

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

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

Nicholas H. Parker ’09, The Hague, The Netherlands, Corporate Counsel - New Business Development and Integrated Gas, Shell International

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

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

Karen Little Preis ’80, Austin, Retired

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

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

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

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

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

Nancy Strong, Tucson, Arizona, Retired

Peter Strong, Tucson, Arizona, Retired

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

Alice Schorre Stultz ’72, Georgetown, Professional Volunteer

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

Jay Uribe ’95, San Antonio, President and Co-Founder, Möbius Partners

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, Former Sales & Marketing Exec 

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