Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Laura W. Bush Institute Names New Chairwoman
Dallas community member Lee Ann White succeeds outgoing chair Debbie Francis.
Written by Beth Phillips
White will lead her first National Advisory Board meeting April 11.
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) has named Lee Ann White as chairwoman of its National Advisory Board. White, a longtime board member, succeeds outgoing chair Debbie Francis.
“Lee Ann White is a longtime friend of mine and of Texas Tech University,” said former first lady Laura W. Bush. “She will be a terrific chair of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Advisory Board. I am grateful that she has agreed to serve as chairwoman and I look forward to working with her to improve women’s health.”
The LWBIWH National Advisory Board supports Executive Director Laura Street, as she manages the institute’s research, education and community outreach. Board members are leaders invited by Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance and President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.
“Lee Ann White has been an active member of National Advisory Board and has a strong passion for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health,” Hance said. “Her experience will advance our institute to a new level of excellence and build upon the success accomplished under the leadership of Debbie Francis. We thank Debbie for her dedicated service and look forward to our future progress with Chairwoman White.”
White is a senior vice president and director of public relations for PlainsCapital Corporation. She is active in the Dallas community and chaired fundraising events for groups like the Phoenix House of Dallas, Chemical Awareness Resources and Education and the Texas Tech College of Visual and Performing Arts. She also serves on the board of several organizations, including North Texas Youth Education Town, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and Baylor Health Care Foundation.
White will lead her first board meeting on April 11 in San Angelo.
“I have enjoyed being a member of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health National Advisory Board for several years, and I look forward to the honor of serving as its chair to continue the forward momentum started by Debbie Francis,” White said.
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Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health
Established in 2007, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health (LWBIWH) provides women's health education, research and outreach in Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, San Angelo and the Permian Basin.
The institute has brought together the expertise of many TTUHSC entities including the schools of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Nursing.