Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Appoints Havran to Humanities Texas

Also reappoints Dailey to council
Wednesday, December 23, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Joy Ann Havran of Fort Worth and reappointed Maceo Dailey Jr. of El Paso to Humanities Texas for terms to expire Dec. 31, 2010. The council approves and administers grants to projects focusing on matters of public interest and concern, and fosters public appreciation for the humanities.

Havran is a certified public accountant (CPA) in private practice. She is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and Leadership Fort Worth, and a board member of Cook Children’s Medical Center and Jewel Charity Ball. She is a past board member of Mayfest Inc, Junior League of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association, Fort Worth Country Day School, Harris Methodist Health Foundation and March of Dimes of North Texas. She is also a founding trustee and past member of the Harris Hospital Doris Kupferle Breast Center and past fundraising gala chair for March of Dimes, Jewel Charity, Big/Brothers Big/Sisters of North Texas, Historic Fort Worth, Van Cliburn Piano Competition and the Arts Council of Tarrant County. Havran received a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Dailey is director of African American Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, and an associate professor in the history department. He is a member of the American Historical Association, Association for Study of African American History and Culture, Texas Book Festival Advisory Committee, and Philosophical Society of Texas. He is also a member of the El Paso Museum of Art Advisory Board, chair of the McCall Neighborhood Center, and past commissioner of the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission. Dailey received a bachelor’s degree from Towson State University, a master’s degree in history from Morgan State University, and a doctorate of history from Howard University.

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