Dear David

[July 9, 2024 – Blog] Hello Love! I met you 50 years ago when I was very young. It was my first trip to Europe, and you captured my heart. You are one of the reasons I wanted to study art, so I could someday attempt to create something as … Read More

Texas Exes Cowboys Event

From The President’s Desk

[June 25, 2024 – Blog] For many of us who have served in leadership roles, it comes with great responsibility, requiring tough decisions and sheer staying power. Of course, being ever-present is at the top of the list for me. However, in all of these leadership roles there is a … Read More

History cowgirls demonstrate the value of friendship

Wildly Underrated

[June 11, 2024 – Blog] Recently, I heard the quote: “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” Attributed to actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith, it made me realize how much friends make all of the difference in our lives. And although we are always seeking medications, rituals and potions that … Read More

Someday List

Someday List

[May 28, 2024 – Blog] In 2007, the box office hit movie “The Bucket List” got a lot of us thinking. The two terminally ill men, portrayed by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, committed to do everything they wanted to do before they “kicked the bucket.” The movie had so … Read More

University of Texas Commencement

What Starts Here…

[May 14, 2024 – Blog] We have a slogan at the University of Texas that says: “What starts here changes the world.” Never have I felt that to be more true than when I spoke at the 2024 commencement ceremony. Over 10,000 brilliant students earned their undergraduate and graduate degrees … Read More