Paris Resident Tanis S. Hager Elected to The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation Board

March 20, 2003

Paris resident Tanis S. Hager has been elected to the board of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation. The Foundation facilitates fund raising and asset management services for the Health Science Center in order to secure the financial support required to sustain programs that include education, research and service to the community.
“This individual will be key to building the future of the A&M System Health Science Center,” said Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the A&M System Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for the A&M System. “We are most grateful that a leading citizen of her stature is joining with us to serve the state and advance the mission of the A&M System Health Science Center.”
Hager brings 30 years of banking experience to the board. Since 1996, she has served as senior vice president of Guaranty Bank, and before that, she was branch president and corporate senior vice president for NationsBank of America. Hager has experience on the boards of numerous civic and religious organizations, including the Lamar Women’s Health Center, the Community Health Council, St. Joseph’s Hospital Advisory Board and the Lamar County Civic Center Board.
James R. Montague of Houston was elected chairman of the Foundation; Joe B. Foster of Houston, president; and Bill H. Magee of College Station, secretary.
Other members of the board are Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D., of Houston; Emil E. Ogden of College Station; Miro A. Pavelka, D.D.S., M.S.D., of Richardson; Glen E. Roney of McAllen; and Dan Wilford of Sugar Land. Ex-Officio members of the board include Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the A&M System Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs; James S. Cole, D.D.S., dean of Baylor College of Dentistry and past president of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation (1996-2000); and Judith F. Franklin, executive director of development for the Health Science Center. The board will hold quarterly meetings, which will be rotated among the A&M System Health Science Center components.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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