Richardson Resident Miro A. Pavelka Elected to The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation Board
Richardson resident Miro A. Pavelka, D.D.S., M.S.D., 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 a leading citizen of his stature is joining with us to serve the state and advance the mission of the A&M System Health Science Center.”
Pavelka is a clinical associate professor in Baylor College of Dentistry’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology. A 1966 graduate of Texas A&M University, he received a master of science in biology from Southern Methodist University and his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. Pavelka is a past-president of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the North Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and the American Dental Interfraternity Council and former chief of surgery at Baylor/Richardson Medical Center. He has received numerous professional awards, among them two from Delta Sigma Delta: the Distinguished Service Degree and the Meritorious Service Award.
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 Tanis S. Hager of Paris, TX; Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D., of Houston; Emil E. Ogden of College Station; Glen E. Roney of McAllen; and Dan S. 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.