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Advisory Council

2018 Advisory Council. Click to enlarge.

The Harry Ransom Center Advisory Council is comprised of influential friends from across the state and nation, and international community. It serves as an advisory group to the director and makes a significant difference in the success of the institution.

Council members work with the director and staff to increase private support of the Ransom Center and to champion development and outreach priorities. They promote awareness among constituencies of the broad value and impact of the Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus and beyond. They also encourage philanthropy as a means to enhance public support to fulfill the mission of the Center.

The Ransom Center created an Advisory Council in 1990. Representation by members from the Austin area is important to foster outreach within the local community. Members from areas statewide and beyond provide the Center with an international perspective. The Council provides strong leadership and guidance for the current capital campaign and will continue to play a critical role in strengthening all bases of support in the years to come.


Stephen Enniss, Austin, TX

Council Members

Chair: Mandy Dealey, Austin, TX

Ramona Adams, Houston, TX
Sergio Alcocer, Austin, TX
Gordon Appleman, Fort Worth, TX
Joe Armstrong, Plano, TX
Rudolf Bekink, Austin, TX
Lynne B. Bentsen, Houston, TX
Jacobo Bergareche, Madrid, Spain
Dawn Black, Austin, TX
Judy Bollinger, Singapore
Suzanne Deal Booth, Austin, TX
Thomas P. Borders, Austin, TX
Annette Campbell-White, Oakland, CA
Margaret Vaughan Cox, Houston, TX
Karolyne H. C. Garner, Dallas, TX
David Garten, Houston, TX
Tom Green, Austin, TX
Richard Groenendyke, Tulsa, OK
Matt Henneman, Houston, TX
Margaret Hight, Austin, TX
Jill Jewett, Houston, TX
Shaun Jordan, Austin, TX
Harris L. Kempner, Galveston, TX
Jeanne Klein, Austin, TX
Matt Kreisle, Austin, TX
Beth Madison, Houston, TX
Gilbert Lang Mathews, San Antonio, TX
Edmund McIlhenny, Avery Island, LA
Celeste Meier, San Francisco, CA
Marti Meyerson, New York, NY
Adam Muhlig, Austin, TX
Frank Needham, Dallas, TX
Rosalba Ojeda, Mexico City, Mexico
Sam Radin, New York, NY
Nancy Scanlan, Austin, TX
Lewis Smith, Tyler, TX
Jeff Sone, Dallas, TX
Lois Farfel Stark, Houston, TX
Steven Stodghill, Dallas, TX
Marion Lear Swaybill, New York, NY
Mitch Vernick, Austin, TX
Mark L.D. Wawro, Houston, TX
Laura Wilson, Dallas, TX
Adam Zaner, Dallas, TX


Frank Calhoun
Leonard Eaton, Jr.
Robert Franden
Nancy Inman
Cary Roberts


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