TWU Regents elect new chair, vice chair
Sue Schrier Bancroft
Mary Pincoffs WilsonDENTON — Texas Woman’s University Regents Sue Schrier Bancroft of Argyle and Mary Pincoffs Wilson of Austin are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the TWU governing board.
Both were elected by a unanimous vote of the board at its February meeting.
“I am honored to be elected to this leadership position and to help guide TWU in meeting the higher education needs of Texas and its citizens,” Mrs. Bancroft said.
Mrs. Bancroft replaces outgoing TWU Board Chair Mike McCullough, whose term on the board expired in February. Mrs. Wilson replaces Mrs. Bancroft as vice chair.
“It is a privilege to serve as vice chair, and I look forward to working with Mrs. Bancroft and my fellow board members on behalf of this distinguished university,” Mrs. Wilson said.
Mrs. Bancroft is known for her community leadership in education and the arts. Mrs. Bancroft has served as the president of the Argyle Independent School District Board, the Texas Winds Musical Outreach and the Festival Ballet of North Texas. She also was appointed to the Texas Commission on the Arts and held various offices for the organization, and was a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra board. She is a member of the Greater Denton Arts Guild, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County Advisory Board and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Advisory Board.
A retired University of North Texas music professor, Mrs. Bancroft was a professional bassoonist. She 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.
Mrs. Wilson’s involvement in education in Texas spans more than 30 years. She was a teacher in the Highland Park Independent School District and in the Austin Independent School District, where she also directed the College and Career Center at Austin High School. Her extensive community service reflects an interest in health and children’s issues, including serving as president of Les Amis de Hospice Austin, on the development board of the Seton Family of Hospitals and as a mentor at the Helping Hand Home for Children.
Mrs. Wilson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master of arts in teaching from Emory University.
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Mrs. Bancroft and Mrs. Wilson to the TWU Board of Regents in 2009.
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