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Gov. Perry appoints three to TWU Board of Regents


Sue S. Bancroft
Lola Chriss
Ann Scanlon McGinity


AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Sue S. Bancroft of Argyle, Lola Chriss of Rowlett and Ann Scanlon McGinity of Pearland to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. They will serve on the TWU governing board until Feb. 1, 2015.

“I join my fellow regents in welcoming the new regents to the board,” said Harry L. Crumpacker II, Chair and Presiding Officer of the TWU Board of Regents. “I look forward to working together as we continue to grow and thrive as an education leader in Texas.”

“Our regents are so important to the success of this university,” TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart said. “As leaders in their professions and in their communities, the new regents’ value to the board will be immeasurable as we continue to provide Texas with graduates who meet the state’s critical workforce needs.”

Sue S. Bancroft is the president of the Festival Ballet of North Texas and is a member of the Greater Denton Arts Guild, Musicians Union and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Advisory Board. She also has served as the president of the Argyle Independent School District Board and Texas Winds Musical Outreach. A retired University of North Texas music professor, Ms. Bancroft received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate from Central Michigan University. She replaces Mr. Crumpacker, who was reappointed to fill the unexpired term of former TWU regent Sharon Venable.

“Both TWU and Chancellor Stuart are leading the way in helping Texas meet its higher education needs for this century,” Ms. Bancroft said. “I look forward to helping this excellent university provide the state with the best graduates in order to improve the well-being of its citizens.”

TWU alumna Lola Chriss is the manager of health promotion and benefits for Texas Instruments in Dallas. She is the immediate past president of the Texas Woman’s University Foundation Board and currently serves as the board secretary for the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health. She is a member of numerous boards, including the Dallas Metropolitan YWCA, the Dallas County United Way Allocation Panel, the National Business Group on Health and the Garland Independent School District. Mrs. Chriss received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s degree in nursing from TWU. She replaces Tegwin Pulley of Dallas.

“TWU serves an incredible role in higher education in both Texas and the U.S.,” Mrs. Chriss said. “It is a privilege to be able to help shape, influence and serve Texas and TWU as a regent.”

Ann Scanlon McGinity of Pearland is the senior vice president, operations, and the chief nurse executive for the Methodist Hospital in Houston. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty for the University of Texas School of Nursing and is a member of the Good Samaritan Foundation of Houston Board of Trustees. Ms. McGinity received her bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, and obtained her master’s degree in child psychiatric nursing and her doctorate from the University of Maryland. She replaces William Fleming of Houston.

“It is an honor and a humbling responsibility to be part of a nationally recognized educational system that is charged with innovatively and creatively preparing future generations of professionals in health care, the arts, sciences and education,” Ms. McGinity said. “I am eagerly looking forward to contributing to the mission and vision of excellence that is the hallmark of a TWU education.”

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate.



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