The University of Texas has lost one of its most beloved and valued senior vice presidents, Shirley Bird Perry, on May 4, 2011. Perry, BS ’58, MA ’67, was a Life Member of the Texas Exes and a Distinguished Alumna.
Shirley Bird held positions of leadership for more than 50 years at her alma mater and at The University of Texas System. “She was creative, strategic, and capable — a special person who embodied the soul of this special place,” UT President Powers wrote in a message to members of the UT community.
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