UHV President's Regional Advisory Board adds new members
Sept. 22, 2012 at 4:22 a.m.
With expertise in law, accounting, families and higher education, the five newest members of the University of Houston-Victoria President's Regional Advisory Board bring years of professional experience to the group.
The new voting members for the 2012-13 advisory board are Margery Loeb, Janis Scott and Viola Saenz, all of Victoria; and John Shutt, of Edna.
"I am delighted to welcome our new members to the advisory board and look forward to working with them," UHV President Phil Castille said. "They bring a wealth of knowledge and some unique perspectives to the PRAB. Their feedback and suggestions will be important as we make decisions to shape the future of our growing university."
President's Regional Advisory Board is UHV's external advisory board. Its mission is to strengthen and advance UHV and its programs, and to provide counsel on strategic direction. There are 16 voting members on the 2012-13 advisory board, which meets four times a year.
Loeb will serve as vice chair. She has worked for 35 years with family businesses. As president of Loeb & Associates, she consults nationally with families in business on transition, change, communication and planning. Loeb also researches issues related to retirement and CEOs in family businesses.
Scott is an attorney and partner for Anderson, Smith, Null & Stofer in Victoria. She specializes in the practice of real estate and commercial transactions, as well as banking law.
For 15 years, Scott was a member of the city of Victoria Planning Commission, serving as secretary from 1990 to 1992 and chairwoman from 1992 to 2005. She is secretary for the Victoria Economic Development Corp. board of directors and is active with several other civic, cultural and real estate boards.
Saenz has held local and national offices for the Pan American Golf Association. She is a champion golfer who has won many honors and awards, including induction into the PAGA Women's Committee Hall of Fame.
Shutt is the controller for Ganado Telephone Co. Inc. and YK Communications in Ganado. He has worked as a public accountant in Jackson County since 1979. He developed and marketed a system for total accounting in the credit union industry. Shutt also co-operates CherryBerry, a Victoria frozen yogurt business.