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 thirty-two-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.

2020 Board of Directors

International business consultant, Houston
Independent oil and gas exploration, Austin/Midland
Civic leader, Amarillo
Associate professor and chair of history at Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Professor and department head of history at Texas A&M University, College Station
Piper professor, historian, author, and civic leader, Huntsville
Author, Austin
Dean of the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Professor of public affairs in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at The University of Texas at Austin
Associate professor of psychology at Huston-Tillotson University, Austin
Civic leader, Midland
Executive producer/screenwriter, Houston
President of Labatt Food Service, San Antonio
Civic leader, Tyler
President of R. E. C. L. Inc., Brownsville
Civic leader, Houston
Teacher, 2013 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award recipient, Abilene
Businesswoman and civic leader, Fort Worth
Partner of Ramsey Petroleum, LP, and civic leader, Midland
Executive vice president and chief operating officer of Economy Cash & Carry, El Paso
Associate professor of history and associate dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Houston
Former president of The University of Texas at San Antonio
Author, filmmaker, and University Distinguished Scholar at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Civic leader, San Antonio
President and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Civic leader, Houston
Professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin
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.