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December 5, 2001

Patty Huffines appointed to Governor's Commission for Women

Patty Huffines, vice president of University Relations at St. Edward's University, is one of 16 women appointed to Texas Governor Rick Perry's Commission for Women. The commission identifies, researches and advocates issues affecting women; and sponsors the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

Huffines is a long-time Austinite and a familiar face in the city's business and volunteer communities. Since her arrival at St. Edward's in 1995, she has been instrumental in creating and maintaining valuable partnerships with the Central Texas business community, including the Business Development Council, a base of corporate supporters that foster ties between the university and Austin's business community. Huffines earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Huffines served as chair of the 2000 Ronald McDonald House Bandana Ball, chair of the 2000 Symphony Ball and president of Les Amis de Hospice Austin. She has remained active with the Women's Symphony League, Ronald McDonald House and Leadership Austin.

Huffines said, "It is an honor to be selected to this prestigious commission. I look forward to working with these outstanding ladies as we ensure the well-being and recognition of Texas women."

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 4,100 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Note: (electronic image of Huffines available upon request.)

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