UIW Welcomes New Trustees
The following individuals were recently appointed
to serve on the University of the Incarnate Word Board of Trustees.
As trustees, these individuals will be part of the policy-making
body of the University that sets strategies and develops new visions
for the University. They will serve a 3-year renewable term. (Not
pictured below is Juaquin Angel Soliz, president of the Student
Government Association, who will serve a one-year term.)
Roger Barnes (appointed June
Roger Barnes was recently elected to serve a two-year term as the
UIW Faculty Senate President. With this position also comes the
opportunity to serve as a member of the UIW Board of Trustees.
Dr. Barnes has been with UIW for the last 13 years. He is a professor
of sociology and former Chair of the Rank and Tenure Committee.
He earned his degrees at the University of Kansas including: B.A
in Sociology, 1973; M.A. in Sociology, 1976; M. Phil. Sociology,
1978; and a Ph.D. in Sociology, 1983.
Past honors included being selected for the 1999 CCVI
Spirit Award and in 1996 as the UIW Moody Professor. Both are very
prestigious honors given by the university.
At UIW, he is involved with numerous committees and has served
as a faculty advisor for the Alpha Chi Honor Society and Amnesty
Charles D. Lutz, III (appointed
June 15, 2001)
One Austin/San Antonio CEO Charlie Lutz has been a San Antonio banker
for thirty years. Starting his banking career in 1971 at Bexar County
National Bank, he ultimately held leadership positions with RepublicBank,
NBC Bank and First City, Texas.
An Amarillo native, Lutz earned his bachelors Degree from
Trinity University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate
School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Lutz currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of The Greater
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and serves on the boards of the
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the Ecumenical Center
for Religion and Health, VNA & Hospice of South Texas, United
Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Texas Business and Education
Coalition and the World Affairs Council.
An Elder at First Presbyterian Church, and member of the Downtown
Rotary Club, Lutz serves on the Board of Governors of the YMCA of
San Antonio and the Hill Country and chairs the Business School
Advisory Council for the University of the Incarnate Word.
Marky Read Pontius (appointed
June 15, 2001)
Read Pontius is a proud alumna of Incarnate Word. She completed
her graduate work at UIW and earned her bachelor's degree from the
Newcomb College of Tulane University.
She has 20 years of experience in hotel sales and marketing and
five years experience in real estate sales and marketing. She is
employed by Guy Chipman Company and holds the position of Corporate
Director of Marketing.
Currently, she serves on the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Finance
Committee. In the past, she chaired the parish Pastoral Council,
a post she held for five years. Pontius is fluent in French and
occasionally travels to France to study the language.
David J. Cibrian (appointed March 9, 2001)
J. Cibrian is a shareholder with the Texas-based law firm of Jenkens
& Gilchrist. He has participated in a broad range of domestic
and international business transactions representing U.S., Asian,
Latin American, and European clients.
He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Loyola Marymount
University in 1985. In 1990, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from
Georgetown University. He is licensed to practice law in California
and Texas and was formerly with the financial audit group of Ernst
& Young-Los Angeles as a Certified Public Accountant.
Cibrian is board member of the San Antonio Economic Development
Foundation and a past board member of the Free Trade Alliance of
San Antonio. Past honors include being named one of the citys
40 "Rising Stars" under the age of 40 by the San Antonio
Berkley V. Dawson (appointed
March 9, 2001)
V. Dawson serves as the current President of Budco of San Antonio.
Within the industry, Dawson has operated Anheuser-Busch distributorships
in Colorado Springs, Co. and in Amarillo, Texas. He currently owns
and operates the distributorship serving San Antonio, Del Rio and
Eagle Pass, which encompasses nine counties in Texas.
Dawson has served as a past Board of Directors member for Boys
Town, the United Negro College Fund, and the Southwest Craft Center.
He has also been involved in other local civil organizations such
as United Way and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund of San Antonio.
Over the past 10 years, he has managed to raise over $500,000 for
this scholarship fund.
He is a recipient of the following honors: Dimensions of Excellence
Awards from Anheuser-Busch, the 50% Market Share Award, Purveyor
of the Year Award by the San Antonio Restaurant Association, and
NSFRE - Outstanding Corporation.
He received an associates degree from Amarillo Junior College
and in 1978 completed his bachelors degree at the University
Peggy Wolff Lewis (appointed
March 9, 2001)
Wolff Lewis is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio
and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Lewis is the
wife of A.J. Lewis Jr., a retired attorney and UIW Emeriti Board
She currently serves as a board member to the Jefferson State Bank,
the Baptist Hospital Foundation and the St. Lukes Hospital
Lewis has been associated with many local civic organizations including:
the San Antonio Junior League, the Harry Jersig Speech & Hearing
Center, and the Healy-Murphy Center.
Her special interests include traveling, creative writing and interior
design. With her talents, she founded the company Mi-Peg Interiors,
which coordinated both residential and commercial design projects.
Her daughter, Laurie Lewis Saunders, now owns the business.
Lewis is also affiliated with the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and
was active in the Charity Ball Association and the San Antonio Symphony
Mark E. Watson Jr. (appointed
March 9, 2001)
E. Watson Jr., rancher and owner of the Watson Management Group and
Diamond K Ranch, is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Central
Catholic High School. He has a bachelors degree from the University
of Notre Dame.
Watson is heavily involved in national, state and local civic and
social organizations. He currently serves as a Texas Parks &
Wildlife commissioner, a position he was appointed to by then Gov.
George W. Bush. He is also a representative for Texas Parks &
Wildlife on the Coastal Coordination Council.
In 1989, he began his life-long dream of owning a ranch and now
has managed to produce a premier wildlife habitat. In 1983, Watson
founded Titan Holdings, Inc. and served as President and CEO of
the national insurance company that was sold in 1997 to USF&G
Insurance Company. Before his independent venture into the insurance
market, he was a partner with his fathers insurance company.
This venture lasted 20 years in which he played an instrumental
role in building the company into one of San Antonios largest
locally owned agencies. In 1978, it was sold to a national firm.
His past honors include being named the 1992 Wildlife Conservationist
of the Year by Kendall County. In 1995, the ranch received runner-up
Wildlife Stewardship Farm of the Year from Remington Progressive
Farmer Rural Sportsman.