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Gov. Perry Reappoints Three to Humanities Texas

Monday, January 07, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed three members to Humanities Texas for terms to expire Dec. 31, 2014. The council approves and administers grants to projects focusing on matters of public interest and concern, and fosters public appreciation for the humanities.

Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr. of El Paso is director of the University of Texas at El Paso African American Studies Program, and an associate professor in the history department. He is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, and a past board member of the Texas A&M University Press, El Paso County Historical Association and Child Crisis Center of El Paso. He is also a past board member of the El Paso Symphony, El Paso Art Museum Advisory Board, Burnham Wood Charter School, and McCall Neighborhood Center. 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.

Joy Ann Havran of Fort Worth is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and Leadership Fort Worth, and a board member of the Cook Children's Medical Center and Jewel Charity Ball. She is fundraising chair for the North Texas Big Brothers Big Sisters Barrett Havran Little Steps Big Futures program and TCU College of Fine Arts International Board of Visitors. She is a past board member of Mayfest, Junior League of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association, Fort Worth Country Day School, Harris Methodist Health Foundation, and North Texas March of Dimes. She is also a founding trustee and past member of the Harris Hospital Doris Kupferle Breast Center, and past fundraising gala chair for the March of Dimes, Jewel Charity, Historic Fort Worth, Van Cliburn Piano Competition and Tarrant County Arts Council. Havran received a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Venus Strawn of Austin is a retired nurse and community volunteer. She is a board member of the St. David's Community Health Foundation W. Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program and Vineyard Bay Homeowners Association, and a member of the Long Center for the Performing Arts Notable Women and the Rise School of Austin Heart and Sole Committee. She is also past co-chair of the St. David's Foundation Toast of the Town and Women's Fund of Central Texas Power of the Purse Luncheon, and co-founder and former co-chair of Dancing with the Stars Austin. Strawn received a nursing degree from the Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing in New York City.

 

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