Maj. General Mary Saunders (Ret.) :: Director
MG Saunders was the first female general officer selected as the director of Transportation in the Air Force. In this capacity, she provided guidance for 32,000 active duty and civilian personnel and was responsible for a fleet of 115,000 vehicles. MG Saunders is a native Texas, born in Nacogdoches and educated in Houston. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Texas Woman’s University and her Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Rider University in New Jersey. She attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force in Alabama. Maj. Gen. Saunders was also named a Distinguished Alumni of Texas Woman’s University in 1998 and a TWU Woman of Distinction in 2000. Maj. Gen. Saunders is one of 5 women inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Judy Elias :: Associate Director
Judy has 25 years’ experience in university management positions, student life, and programming and implementation. In 1988, she established the office of Conference Services at TWU. She later served as the Director of the Student Union with responsibility for maintenance and operation of the building, programming for the Student Center Activities Team, and supervision of custodial staff and building attendants. Judy subsequently assumed the position as Program Director for the McNair Scholars Program intended to encourage and assist minority students to seek graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in their chosen field of study. A graduate of TWU, she earned her undergraduate degree in Government and a master’s degree in English. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Outstanding Young Women of America, and the Executive Secretary and member of the scholarship committee for the National Alumni Association. Judy is the TWU liaison for Governor Rick Perry’s Commission for Women and responsible for the coordination of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
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