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Gov. Perry Reappoints Dailey and Comparin to Humanities Texas

Tuesday, March 08, 2005  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the reappointment of Maceo Dailey Jr. of El Paso and Cynthia Comparin of Dallas to Humanities Texas for terms to expire Dec. 31, 2006. The council approves and administers grants to projects focusing on matters of public interest and concern, and fosters public appreciation for the humanities.

Dailey is director of African American Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso and is an associate professor in the history department. He is a member of the American Historical Association, and the Association for Study of African American History and Culture. Dailey serves on the board of directors of the El Paso Symphony and the McCall Neighborhood Center. A graduate of Towson State University in Baltimore, Md., he received a master’s degree from Morgan State University also in Baltimore, Md., and a doctoral degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Comparin is founder, president and CEO of Animato Technologies. She is a member of Leadership America, the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Assembly.

Comparin serves on the board of Parkland Hospital, the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a former member of the State of Texas Science and Technology Council. Comparin received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

These appointments are subject to senate confirmation.

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