Board of Directors

The Humanities Texas Board of Directors formulates policy, approves programs and projects, reviews grant applications, participates in fundraising, and promotes organizational activities. With the exception of six members appointed by the Governor of Texas, the twenty-eight-person volunteer board is self-perpetuating and fills vacancies through an open nominations process. Directors are selected for knowledge of or involvement in the humanities. In electing individuals to serve, Humanities Texas strives for geographical and ethnic representation and for balance between the academic and public spheres.


2014 Board of Directors

Independent oil and gas exploration, Austin/Midland
Civic leader, Houston
Author, businessman, and civic leader, San Antonio
Civic leader, Fort Worth
Founder and general partner of Llano Partners, Ltd., Austin
Civic leader, Waco
Professor emeritus of history at Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Humanities and English teacher at Marble Falls High School, Marble Falls
Doyle Professor in Western Civilization and director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin
Associate professor of history and director of African American Studies, The University of Texas at El Paso
Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos
Civic leader, Corpus Christi
Civic leader, Dallas
Attorney, Houston
Associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, College Station
President of Texas A&M International University, Laredo
Principal of Krier Consulting Group, San Antonio
Civic leader, Amarillo
Professor of history at The University of Texas at Brownsville
Civic leader, Houston
Civic leader, Fort Worth
Civic leader, San Antonio
Associate professor of history at the University of Houston
Civic leader, Dallas
Civic leader, Alpine
Civic leader, Austin
International business consultant, Houston


*Gubernatorial appointee

Board meeting, fall 2011
Humanities Texas board meeting in the Julius and Suzan Glickman Room at the Byrne-Reed House in October 2011.
Board members, fall 2011
From left to right: Board members Monica Perales, Larry D. Carver, Leslie D. Blanton, Chase Untermeyer, and Nancy Cain Marcus.
Executive committee, fall 2011
Executive Director Michael L. Gillette (center) with executive committee members (left to right) Michael L. Klein, Mary L. Volcansek, Julius Glickman, and Catherine L. Robb.
Bridgewater, Carver, Broussard, fall 2011
From left to right: Board members Shirlene Bridgewater, Larry D. Carver, and Albert S. Broussard at a reception.
Board reception, fall 2011
Reception at the Byrne-Reed House for a lecture by former NEH Chairman Bruce Cole.