Guiding a nationally acclaimed university

Our Board of Trustees provides valuable insights and experience to help us meet our goals. Our trustees oversee financial decisions, determine policies and procedures, and position St. Edward’s to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

Board of Trustees meeting, Feb 2024

Board of Trustees

Members of the St. Edward's University Board of Trustees gathered for a photo during the board's February 2024 meeting.


  • Chair, Martin E. Rose, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Vice Chair, Linus N. Akanoh Jr. ’06, Principle, Deloitte & Touche
  • Secretary, Marie González ’05, Compliance risk specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Treasurer, Anabel Rodriguez ’14, MPH, PhD, Research Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
  • At-Large, Brother Richard P. Daly, CSC ’61, Moreau Province, Province Center
  • At-Large, Steve Shadowen ’80, Attorney, Hilliard & Shadowen, LLP


  • Kyle Ballarta MBA ’11, Founder and CEO, Falkon Ventures
  • Dahlia Campbell '07, PhD, Asset/Product Management, BASF
  • Rita Nokes Cook ’96, Philanthropist
  • Brother Thomas Dziekan, CSC, Provincial of Moreau Province, Congregation of Holy Cross 
  • Ellie Ghaznavi ’89, CEO, Alliance International Company, Inc.
  • Mona Hicks ’93, PhD, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Stanford University
  • Catherine Tobin Hilliard, Partner, Hilliard Martinez Gonzales
  • Jason Kelley, Managing Partner, General Manager, Global Strategic Partnerships; IBM
  • Kevin Koch ’80 MBA ’84, Executive Vice President/CFO, McLane Company, Inc.
  • Francis (Frank) Martin Moore hs ’63, Retired
  • Giuliana MottaFundación Alberto Motta, Philanthropist
  • Patricia Berrier Munday ’97, Philanthropist
  • Fr. Thomas O’Hara, CSC, PhD, Professor of Political Science, King’s College
  • Chris Ragland ’05, MBA ’10, Principal, Ragland Holdings, LLC
  • Geronimo Rodriguez Jr. ’90, JD, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Texas
  • Sergio Rodriguez, President and CEO, The Hector and Gloria López Foundation
  • April Lord Ruzicka ’06, Owner, Summerfield Academy Preschool
  • David Sprague ’95, PhD, Founder and President, Industrial Genetics
  • Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC, Director, Catholic Mission & Ministry
  • Melba Whatley, Owner, MDW Interests

Ex Officio

  • Montse Fuentes, PhD, President, St. Edward’s University

Trustees Emeriti

  • Charles A. Betts, Retired
  • Guy Bodine, III HS ’64, ’68, Chairman/CEO and President, Vantage Bank Texas
  • Leslie Clement
  • Margaret E. Crahan, PhD, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University
  • Isabella Cunningham, PhD, Stan Richards Chair in Advertising and Public Relations Strategy, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tim F. Gavin ’76, Retired
  • Gregory A. Kozmetsky ’70, President and Chairman, KMS Ventures, Inc.
  • Carolyn Lewis, CEO, Lewco Interests
  • Sister Amata Miller, IHM, Retired

Alumni Association Representative

  • Hunter Skrasek '14, Software Engineering Manager, QuinStreet

Faculty Representative

  • Jason Callahan, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, St. Edward’s University School of Natural Sciences

Staff Representative

  • Abbie O'Neill, Associate Director of Student Involvement

Student Representative

  • Mikayla Pastrano ’25, President, Student Government Association