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Development Board Spring Meeting

Friday, April 7, 2017

2:30-3:00 p.m.  Opening reception
3:00-5:00 p.m.  Meeting
Reception to follow in the President’s Office

Life Science Library, Main Building 220, 110 Inner Campus Drive

Valet parking available. Enter campus from 24th Street and follow signs to valet area near the Main Building.


Optional Tour and Lunch at Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Sid Richardson Hall, 2300 Red River Street

Complimentary event parking will be available in the Manor Garage, 2017 Robert Dedman Drive.

Please pull a ticket upon entering the garage and bring to the check-in table for validation.
(Handicap/Special assistance parking is available)

Exhibition Preview

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Exploring the American South: The Briscoe Center’s Southern History Collections

Drawn from one of the top three collections in the world documenting the history of the American South, this exhibit reveals the Southern American story across the 19th century—a time of great transformation for the people, government, and ways of life in the region. With special emphasis on slavery, the cotton economy, and the Civil War, the documents and objects presented here shed light on the individual voices and histories of those who lived and worked in the South, including enslaves individuals, soldiers, homemakers, planters, jurists, and free people of color.

From Commemoration to Education

Pompeo Coppini’s Statue of Jefferson Davis
Commissioned in 1919 by university regent Major George W. Littlefield the statue was envisioned as part of a much larger allegorical memorial, the Littlefield Fountain, intended to honor Texans who died in the Civil War and World War I while also addressing the reconciliation of the northern and southern states between those wars. However, the memorial and its campus setting and cultural context changes significantly over the course of its development.

No longer an object of commemoration, the statue was moved in 2015 and now forms part of a new exhibition that explores the statue’s history, as well as its significance as both a work of art and evidence of the past.

Highlights from the Weatherby Map Collection

View some of the finest examples from the late T. Karman Weatherby’s collection of more than 4,000 maps, engravings, and related materials, donated to the Briscoe Center by his family in 2013 and now available to researchers. The selections here show visual evidence of changing national borders and state boundaries in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries and the growth of Texas through the Republic era and into statehood. These examples also vividly illustrate ways in which nations and states viewed themselves geographically and across time, and how mapmakers and publishers chose to communicate a sense of place and population.

Special Program

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

From George III to Jefferson Davis and Back Again: A Conversation about Commemorative Monuments and Historical Symbolism presented by Don Carleton and renowned monument sculptor Ivan Schwartz of Studio EIS, Brooklyn, New York

Followed by lunch on the Briscoe Center breezeway

Hotel Accommodations

Request “Development Board Meeting” room block when calling

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Rooms $185
Call 512-404-1900

Four Seasons Hotel
Rooms $429-$479
Call 512-478-4500

Remarks by:

University Development Board Chair
Pat Oles
Board Chair
President Gregory L. Fenves
Gregory L. Fenves
Scott Rabenold
Scott Rabenold
Vice President for Development

Featured Topics and Speakers

Development Board SpeakerTom Herman

Head Coach, Texas Football

Now the 30th head football coach at The University of Texas at Austin, Coach Herman — a Texas Ex who earned a master’s degree in education while a graduate assistant for the Longhorns in 1999-2000 — returns to the Forty Acres after two head-turning seasons as head coach at the University of Houston. This will be Herman’s 14th season coaching in the state of Texas out of 20 years coaching at the collegiate level.

PANEL: Training Enterprising Minds

More than ever, experiential learning and a spirit of entrepreneurship are defining a Longhorn education. This panel of faculty leaders from across campus will discuss this important trend and highlight programs that give undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work on real business ideas. By nature, entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary endeavor, and these programs bring together students and faculty from all across the Forty Acres.

Development Board SpeakerJay C. Hartzell

Dean, McCombs School of Business
Centennial Chair in Business Education Leadership and the Trammell Crow Regents Professorship in Business


Development Board SpeakerJoshua Baer

Executive Director, Capital Factory
Instructor, Longhorn Startup


Development Board SpeakerLuz Cristal Glangchai

Director, Blackstone LaunchPad and Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange


Development Board SpeakerBeth Hood

MBA Candidate
McCombs School of Business


Development Board SpeakerBob Metcalfe

Professor of Innovation, UT Austin
Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise

Faculty Director, Innovation Center, Cockrell School of Engineering



Please share your ideas, referrals, and feedback to:
Phone: 512-232-2799
Toll-free: 866-4UTEXAS
Fax: 512-471-3673

The University of Texas at Austin
University Development Office
PO BOX 7458
Austin, Texas 78713-7458

Development Board Meeting