Present and Past Advisory Board Members
Thanks for reviewing Advisory
Board incumbents. We are
proud to announce the following persons who choose to lend their
leadership, expertise and guidance to the University. New nominations
regularly accepted. These persons are especially
precious to each of us. We ask that you respect the privacy of our
Board members and their families as they serve
the University without pay.
Ms. Norva Hill, was born and grew up in Columbus, Texas. She relentlessly pushed University founders to carry torches on behalf of her black heritage. She insisted "We must reach to and mentor those less able to fend for themselves". Nova became renown in her fight for humanity and making education available to impoverished US citizens. She founded a sister Texas Nonprofit service organization [now known as the Inter-American Educational Consortium] in 1969. Through that entity, Ms. Hill's continuing fight for the education, welfare and human rights of African Americans, Mexicans and impoverished Caucasians matches that of the most valiant of US pioneers.
Renown educator and retired School Superintendent Pedro Hernandez championed efforts to overcome prejudices against Hispanics throughout the USA. Even after weathering heart attacks he untiringly shared his culture and heritage as a proud a member South Texas Spanish Land Grant Family. He pioneered fights for distance education as a means for meeting vast needs without making expensive investments in high-cost buildings or material possessions.
Mr. Howard Dillon and his
family enjoyed the
company of the John D.
Rockefeller Family from 1905 to 1920. Mr. Dillon understood the third
world. Guadalajara, Mexico was his headquarters from
1969-2002. His contributions strengthened student-growth
and micro economics. Without a classroom, Dillon modeled
and free enterprise where ever his Volks Wagon Rabbit carried him. At
near age 90, he made a dramatic comeback
after being run over in a Street and left for dead. This zeal for
life showed us his strong will to survive the toughest of challenges.
Charles Hoskins, Col US Army Retired, PhD, served on the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board from 1995 to his death at Ft Sam Houston. Hoskins served as a Secret Service Officer for Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Ike Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson after having served with renown Generals on the Pacific war fronts. He worked diligently to advance Higher Education in the third World. He demanded rigorous adherence to the cardinal principles of education, which he learned training the first 5,000 females ever to come into the US Army starting in 1942, and on behalf of harmony and good will for humankind world wide.
Carlos Villatorro, N.D., Lic.
Ac. says "Today a
tremendous need exists to advance higher education and R & D among the
impoverished and the indigenous; no doubt too few
appreciate the cultures or the plight found beyond our US borders. More
than five million Maya are found in Guatemala alone." Early on Carlos led 150 refugees and family members out of El
Salvador. These faced skirmishes with waring Central American
To be an Advisory Board
Member, find a way to be nominated. The University
Board of Trustees approves of and invites those selected aboard. We are
gracious to have benefitted from renown
University supporters, Alumni and Professional and lay volunteers.
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