Guiding a nationally acclaimed university

Our Board of Trustees provides valuable insights and experience to help us meet our goals. Our trustees oversee financial decisions, determine policies and procedures, and position St. Edward’s to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

St. Edward's University Board of Trustees

Members of the St. Edward's University Board of Trustees gathered for a photo during the board's February 2022 meeting.

Officers

  • Chair, Steve Shadowen ’80, Attorney, Hilliard & Shadowen, LLP
  • Vice Chair, Martin E. Rose, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Secretary, Marie González ’05, Compliance risk specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Treasurer, Linus N. Akanoh Jr. ’06, Principle, Deloitte & Touche
  • At-Large, Brother Richard P. Daly, CSC ’61, Moreau Province, Province Center
  • At-Large, Duncan Knapp Underwood ’95, President and CEO, Underwood Ventures, LLC

Members

  • Kyle Ballarta MBA ’11, Founder and CEO, Falkon Ventures
  • Brother Donald Blauvelt, CSC ’67, Brothers of the Holy Cross
  • Brother James Branigan, CSC, Director, Moreau Province Schools Office
  • Dahlia Campbell '07, PhD, Asset/Product Management, BASF
  • Rita Nokes Cook ’96, Philanthropist
  • Brother Thomas Dziekan, CSC, Provincial of Moreau Province, Congregation of Holy Cross 
  • Ellie Ghaznavi ’89, CEO, Alliance International Company, Inc.
  • Mona Hicks ’93, PhD, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Stanford University
  • Catherine Tobin Hilliard, Partner, Hilliard Martinez Gonzales
  • Kevin Koch ’80 MBA ’84, Executive Vice President/CFO, McLane Company, Inc.
  • Francis (Frank) Martin Moore hs ’63, Retired
  • Patricia Berrier Munday ’97, Philanthropist
  • Father Thomas O’Hara, CSC, PhD, Professor of Political Science, King’s College
  • Marilyn L. O’Neill ’74, President, Risk Compliance Services Group, LLC, President, Real Estate Risk Management and Compliance Association of Texas, Keller Williams Realty
  • Chris Ragland ’05, MBA ’10, Principal, Ragland Holdings, LLC
  • Anabel Rodriguez ’14, MPH, PhD, Research Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
  • Geronimo Rodriguez Jr. ’90, JD, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Texas
  • April Lord Ruzicka ’06, Owner, Summerfield Academy Preschool
  • David Sprague ’95, PhD, Founder and President, Industrial Genetics
  • Ian Turpin, President, LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd.
  • Melba Whatley, Owner, MDW Interests

Ex Officio

  • Montse Fuentes, PhD, President, St. Edward’s University

Trustees Emeriti

  • Charles A. Betts, Retired
  • Guy Bodine, III HS ’64, ’68, Chairman/CEO and President, Vantage Bank Texas
  • Leslie Clement
  • Margaret E. Crahan, PhD, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University
  • Isabella Cunningham, PhD, Stan Richards Chair in Advertising and Public Relations Strategy, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tim F. Gavin ’76, Retired
  • Gregory A. Kozmetsky ’70, President and Chairman, KMS Ventures, Inc.
  • Carolyn Lewis, CEO, Lewco Interests
  • Sister Amata Miller, IHM, Retired
  • William Jennings (Bill) Renfro ’95, Retired

Alumni Association Representative

  • TBD

Faculty Representative

  • Jason Callahan, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, St. Edward’s University School of Natural Sciences

Student Representative

  • Ella Ochoa ’23, President, Student Government Association