St. Edward's University announces changes to Board of Trustees
Margaret Crahan is the Dorothy Epstein Professor of Latin American History at Hunter College, City University of New York. A former Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies professor, she has also served as director of the Human Rights Project at the Woodstock Theological Center and has been twice awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relation and a former Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Power and Political Process. Her major publications include Africa and the Caribbean, Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas and The City and the World: New York's Global Future. Crahan received her doctorate from Columbia University.
Roger S. Kintzel is former Austin American-Statesman publisher and current publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is chairman of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation and president-elect of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. Active in the Atlanta civic community, Kintzel serves on the executive committee of Central Atlanta Progress and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Kintzel received his bachelor's degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and his master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Victor Miramontes is president and chief operating officer for American CityVista, a Cisneros Communities Venture that develops urban residential communities. He has held senior executive positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Laredo National Bank, Rotan Mosle, Inc., and LaQuinta Inn. He serves as vice chairman of the San Antonio Water System and chairman of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council. He is also a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for the City of San Antonio Electric Utility. Miramontes received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Stanford University, as well as a law degree from the Stanford University School of Law.
Jim Smith, certified public accountant and corporate financial advisor, was named chair for a two-year term. Smith has been a member of the St. Edward's board for 12 years. He is the former vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer for Tracor. Smith has received numerous honors in the field of accounting including CPA of the Year and Outstanding CPA Texas Chapter President. He is the capital campaign co-chair for the Capitol Area Council of Girl Scouts and serves on the board of the Headliner's Club and the Festival Institute at Round Top. Smith received his bachelor's degree in accounting with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Robert Weiss is vice president for administration at the Meadows Foundation in Dallas, a $900 million foundation that makes community-related investments and grants of more than $30 million annually. He currently manages an investment in the Wilson Historic District, a $60 million historic restoration district that includes 28 nonprofit tenant agencies. Weiss formulated and implemented Dallas Public Schools' educational reform effort and served on the city's Commission for Educational Excellence. He is the former executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Dallas and the former national director of development for B'nai B'rith International in Washington, D.C.
Larry Franklin is chairman of the board of Harte-Hanks, Inc., a publicly traded worldwide marketing company in the consumer and business-to-business markets, located in San Antonio. Since starting at Harte-Hanks in 1971, he has held such executive positions as chief financial officer, executive vice president and chairman and chief executive officer. The former chairman of the Board of Regents of East Texas State University, he has served on boards of the Baptist Foundation of Texas and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. Franklin received his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce and his master's degree from Texas Tech University. He is a distinguished alumnus of both universities.
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is an independent Catholic liberal arts university of 4,100 students in Austin.