July 22, 2019 

RSVP by Monday, July 15

July 22, 2019

RSVP by Monday, July 15

The University of Texas at Austin is not just on the edge of knowledge — it is the edge. The Texas Edge brings the best of UT Austin to alumni and friends across the nation and around the world.

Get a close look at breaking discoveries. Network with your peers. And come away with The Texas Edge.

Attendee Reception

July 22 | 6:30 p.m.

A part of Texas Edge is building relationships so you can build your network. It’s why we kick off every event with Happy Hour cocktails and conversation for our attendees.

Program Remarks

July 22 | 7:00 p.m.

Gregory L. Fenves

President, The University of Texas at Austin
Opening Remarks

Read Gregory’s Bio

Maurie McInnis

Executive Vice President and Provost
Program Remarks / Moderator

Read Maurie’s Bio

Unlocking Student Potential:
Creating Leaders Who Will Change the World

Panel conversation featuring students from the University Leadership Network and the Presidential Scholars programs.

Moderated by Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis

Creating a Vibrant Future:
Sustainability and the France-UT Endowment

Jay C. Hartzell, Ph.D.

Dean, McCombs School of Business

Read Jay’s Bio

Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Global Affairs & Chief International Officer

Read Sonia’s Bio

Jeffrey Hales, Ph.D.

Charles T. Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting, McCombs School of Business

Read Jeffrey’s Bio

Panel conversation featuring awardees of the France-UT Endowment.


Hôtel Ritz Paris

Hôtel Ritz Paris
Salon Vendôme

15 Place Vendôme
75001 Paris, France

Fine gilded woodwork, mirrors and crystal chandeliers give this historic salon a majestic air.

Special Thank You to Our Supporters

Event Hosts

Eloise & John Paul DeJoria
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux & Richard Garriott
Ilene & Don Kramer, MBA ’11
Ashley & Scott Mattei, MBA ’95

Series Sponsor

University Development Board
Texas Exes France Chapter

Skip to content