Five New Members Appointed to UD Board of Trustees
The University of Dallas has announced the appointment of five new members to its
Board of Trustees. Kevin Hasson, Fr. Greg Kelly, Bridgett Wagner (pictured right to
left), Donna Weitzman and Lora Villarreal will begin their three-year terms immediately.
"We are proud to have these five exemplary individuals join our Board of Trustees,"
said President Thomas W. Keefe. "Their knowledge and experience will be invaluable
as we work together toward the university's vision of being recognized regionally
and nationally as a premier Catholic, liberal arts school and a first-choice institution
for practice-oriented, professional business education."
Kevin Hasson is founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-partisan,
public interest law firm representing people from all faith backgrounds. He also worked
at Williams & Connolly, LLP. During the Reagan administration, he served as a legal
counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Hasson earned a master's degree in theology
and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Fr. Greg Kelly, '78 and '82, is the vicar for clergy for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.
He also served as the university's chaplain, associate pastor of All Saints in Dallas
and he was the founding pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel parish in McKinney, Texas.
Fr. Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master of divinity degree
from the University of Dallas.
Lora Villarreal is the executive vice president and chief people officer for Xerox
Services. Villareal has more than 20 years of business, human resources and administration
experience, and was named one of "Hispanic Business" magazine's "Top Five Hispanic
Women of the Year" in 2008. She earned a master of science degree in administration
and management from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in philosophy and
management from California Coast University.
Bridgett Wagner, '81, is director of the Coalition Relations Department at The Heritage
Foundation in Washington, D.C. She serves on the boards of the Dominican Foundation
for the Province of St. Joseph and the State Policy Network, a network of more than
60 U.S. think tanks. Wagner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University
Donna Weitzman is the former president of Encore Partners, LLC. Weitzman has held
leadership roles in several Texas-based businesses over the last 15 years. From 1999-2003,
she served as mayor of Colleyville, Texas. Weitzman has more than 15 years of experience
in real estate investment and has studied at Harvard Business School.