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Gov. Perry appoints Farias, Paup and Schrader to TWU Board of Regents


DENTON — Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Anna Maria Farias, Esq., of Brownsville, TWU alumna Nancy P. Paup of Fort Worth and George Schrader of Dallas to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. They will serve on the TWU governing board until Feb. 1, 2019.

“I join my fellow regents in welcoming the new members to the board,” said Sue S. Bancroft, chair and presiding officer of the TWU Board of Regents. “I look forward to working together to guide TWU as it continues its important role in providing an exceptional education to students and fulfilling the workforce needs of Texas.”

Ms. Farias and Ms. Paup were appointed to fill the expired terms of Mike McCullough of Dallas and Dr. Cecilia May Moreno of Laredo, respectively. Mr. Schrader, first appointed to the board in 2007, was reappointed to a full term.

“We are grateful to Gov. Rick Perry for his careful consideration in the selection of TWU Regents,” TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart said. “Our regents embrace the mission of the university and provide valuable support that is instrumental in its success.”

Anna Maria Farias is an attorney and consultant in private practice. She also is the former director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Ms. Farias was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000. She also is a board member of the OneStar Foundation, a past board member of MANA-A National Latina Organization and past vice chair of the Philadelphia Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She also is past president of the Crystal City Lions Club and Crystal City Little League and a past board member of the Winter Garden Women's Shelter. Ms. Farias received a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a law degree from Temple Law School, and is a fellow of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

“Growing up in the housing projects, I knew a good education was the ticket to my success,” Ms. Farias said. “I greatly admire TWU’s tradition of providing opportunities for students who dream of a college education, as I did.”

She added, “In 2000, my picture was hung at the university as a member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. I now have come full circle with TWU with this appointment, and I thank the governor for the opportunity to be actively involved in promoting TWU’s standing in higher education in Texas.”

TWU alumna Nancy P. Paup is a fundraising consultant and former corporate relations and membership manager of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. She is a member of the board of the TWU Foundation, the Schreiner University Board of Trustees and campaign vice-chair of the Texas State Historical Association’s “A Future for Our Past” fundraising drive. She also is a member of Certified Fund Raising Executives International, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a graduate of Leadership Texas. In Fort Worth, she is a member of Jewel Charity, the Junior League and Leadership Fort Worth. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from TWU.

“As an alumna, my educational and life experiences at TWU have played a pivotal role throughout my personal and professional life,” Ms. Paup said. “Since its founding in 1901, TWU continues to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence by preparing both undergraduate and graduate students for leadership, stewardship and service as citizens in our changing global society. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve TWU as a regent.”

Mr. Schrader is a principal of Schrader & Cline, L.L.C. and owner of Schrader Investment Company. Previously, he was executive vice president for LDB Corporation and city manager for the cities of Dallas, Mesquite and Ennis. He is a past president and a life member of the International City Management Association, a past president and a life member of the Texas City Management Association and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on several boards, including Life Information Inc., and the Methodist Health System, is a former board member of Baker University and is a lifetime honorary board member of Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas.

“It has been a privilege to have served TWU for the past six years as a regent, and I am pleased for the opportunity to continue to work with such a distinguished university,” Mr. Schrader said. “It was such a compliment the first time the governor appointed me to TWU’s board, and I appreciate the distinction of this reappointment.”

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