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 four members appointed by the Governor of Texas, the twenty-seven-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.


2022 Board of Directors

Civic leader, Amarillo
Author, filmmaker, and University Distinguished Scholar at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Teacher, 2013 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award recipient, Abilene
Civic leader, Houston
International business consultant, Houston
Professor of history and department chair at The University of Texas at Austin
Professor of history and department chair at Texas A&M University, College Station
Teacher, 2009 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award winner, Houston
President of Branscombe Law, Corpus Christi
Anesthesiologist and civic leader, Houston
Professor of political science and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville and Edinburg
Professor of English and dean of the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Professor of anthropology and dean of the College of Liberal Arts (emeritus) at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Professor of English and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
DEI&B Program Manager at Lyra Health, Austin
Professor of English and an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at El Paso
President of Labatt Food Service, San Antonio
Civic leader, Tyler
President of R. E. C. L. Inc., Brownsville
Businesswoman and civic leader, Fort Worth
Partner of Ramsey Petroleum LP, and civic leader, Midland
Civic leader, San Antonio
President of El Paso Community College, El Paso
President and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Attorney-Mediator at Nine-Dots Mediation and civic leader, Austin
Professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin
Photographer and civic leader, Dallas


*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.