Molly Quirk to lead Texas Lyceum as 2024 President

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Lyceum will install Molly Quirk as President and also swear in 22 new Directors on Friday, Jan. 19 in the House Chamber of the Texas Capitol.

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Texas Lyceum announces Crayton Webb as 2024 president elect 

Sept. 9, 2023 – The Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide leadership organization, has announced the appointment of Crayton Webb, Texas Lyceum Class of 2018, as the organization’s president elect for 2024. 

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Texas Lyceum to swear in new President, Directors as conference begins

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Lyceum will install Reda M. Hicks as President and also swear in 16 new Directors on Jan. 26 in the Texas Capitol. The Texas Lyceum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership organization that helps identify future leaders from across Texas and provides a forum for a civil discussion of challenges facing the state. The investitures of Hicks and the new Directors will kick off the Lyceum’s annual Public Conference, which will be held Jan. 26-28 and focus on “a Lyceum Look at Elections.”

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The Texas Lyceum Poll Finds Texans Are Deeply Concerned About Cost of Living

Dallas, Texas - The Texas Lyceum’s annual poll, published today, finds a majority of Texans saying that they spend too much on housing and that the cost of living for necessities in the area where they live is either "poor" or "terrible." Concerns about costs come as the state grapples with ongoing economic troubles stemming from the continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing inflationary concerns, and rising energy prices exacerbated by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

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Texas Lyceum Poll Results Measuring Texans’ Attitudes About the Economy To be Announced During Annual Public Conference (PubCon) Friday, April 1

The Texas Lyceum will hold its annual Public Conference (PubCon) this week titled Texas in the 2020’s: Prospects, Pathways & Power where Lyceum Directors and leaders from across the state will explore major issues like healthcare, politics, and growth that will either make or break Texas over the remainder of this decade. The event will be held March 31 – April 1, 2022 at the Omni Frisco at The Star – the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility. The annual poll results press conference will be held on Friday, April 1 and will focus on Texas adults’ attitudes about the economy and how that compares to past Texas Lyceum polls. Media are invited to attend any of the opening remarks or breakout sessions scheduled throughout March 31 and April 1.

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The Texas Lyceum Instates First Woman of Color President Sarah Jackson and 2022 Class of Directors

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Lyceum will make history during its annual investiture ceremony on Friday, January 14. For the first time since its establishment in 1980, the organization will swear in a woman of color to lead the statewide nonprofit organization as its new president:  Dallas Citizens Council’s Vice President of Strategy and Public Affairs, Sarah Jackson. This week’s annual ceremony will also welcome 16 new directors from across Texas.

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Texas Lyceum Announces Reda Hicks as 2022 President Elect

In her role as president elect, Hicks will serve as part of the 2022 Lyceum leadership team which will include Sarah Jackson as president and Castlen Kennedy as chairman. Hicks will serve as president of the organization in 2023. Hicks was nominated and approved for the role by the organization’s directorship. Previously, Hicks served as an executive committee member and co-chair of two prior Texas Lyceum conferences.

Reda is a native Texan, born and raised in Odessa and a current resident of Humble.  Professionally, she is a Vice President at Burford Capital LLC and is the founder of GotSpot, Inc. Personally, she supports impact-driven engagement in her community through Leadership Houston, the League of Women Voters Houston, and Impact Hub Houston. Further, Hicks is a proud army spouse and works to support military families at the local, state, and national levels through Military Family Advisory Network and Bunker Labs and is a founding member of the Military Spouse JD Network, the bar association for military spouse attorneys. Hicks graduated from the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate studies and the University of California Berkeley for her juris doctorate.

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Texas Lyceum 40th Anniversary Report


As the State of Texas evolves, grows, and diversifies, our Lyceum mission has become more important than ever. Our diverse network of over a thousand directors and alumni convenes regularly to focus on national and state issues, and acts as a catalyst to initiate constructive, private, public, and individual responses to these issues.  

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Dr. Diana Natalicio Recognized with 2020 Stewardship of Texas Values Award

 Since 1988, The Texas Lyceum has presented the Stewardship of Texas Values Award to honor those leaders who best exemplify the Texas principles and values for which this State and the Lyceum stand. The presentation of the Stewardship of Texas Values Awards marks an occasion for the Lyceum community to gather and renew friendships necessary to the continued success of the networking process.

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Texas Lyceum Partners with TCU to Launch Inaugural Executive Leadership Development Program

The Texas Lyceum and the TCU Neeley School of Business have developed a unique partnership to launch a customized executive leadership program for Lyceum Directors rising professionals looking to elevate their personal leadership skills.

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Texas Lyceum to Install New President, 16 New Directors All-female leadership team will be the first in organizations 41-year history

AUSTIN - The Texas Lyceum will swear in Houston energy executive Castlen Kennedy as its 2021 president and welcome 16 new directors from across Texas during its annual Investiture ceremony on January 28 in Austin, Texas. The outgoing president - Austin’s Laura Dixon - will move into the role of Chair and Dallas public affairs executive and civic strategist Sarah Jackson will be formally named President-elect for 2022. The appointments of Dixon, Kennedy and Jackson will mark the first time The Texas Lyceum has been led by a trio of women.

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Texas Lyceum Names Laura Dixon of Spurs Sports and Entertainment As 2020 President and 18 Texans Join Board of Directors

(AUSTIN)  The Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide leadership organization announced today that Laura Dixon of Austin has been named the 2020 Texas Lyceum president. Dixon has been on the leadership team at Spurs Sports and Entertainment since 2009. She led community engagement for five professional sports franchises and served as Executive Director of Silver and Black Give Back. In 2017 she was named head of external relations for the parent company. Dixon earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Texas 2036 Workforce Media Coverage

The Texas Lyceum's 33rd Public Conference: Texas 2036 Workforce received national and statewide media attention. Check out these links:

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Texas Lyceum Swears In Noted Houston Engineer Sanjay Ram as 2019 President and Announces 26 New Directors from Across Texas

Statewide Leadership Group to host 33rd Public Conference on Workforce Preparedness

(AUSTIN)  The Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, announced today that Sanjay Ramabhadran (Ram) of Houston will be sworn in as its 2019 president January 31 at the Texas State Capitol. Ram is a founding Principal at VERSA Infrastructure, an engineering consulting firm specializing in program and construction management, and serves on the Houston METRO Board of Directors. In addition, the premier leadership organization announced the names of 26 new Lyceum Directors (list below) selected to join the association, which focuses on Texas public policy challenges and engages its members in a range of invaluable conferences designed to initiate vigorous and respectful debate.

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Texas Lyceum Swears In Innove CEO Brad Morrison as 2018 President, Announces 18 New Directors from Across Texas

Statewide Leadership Group to host 32nd Public Conference on the State of Texas Healthcare

(AUSTIN)  The Texas Lyceum today announced that Brad Morrison of Boerne, Texas, was sworn in as President of the Texas Lyceum at the State Capitol. Morrison is CEO and Founder of Innové, a San Antonio based cyber security company that does business with the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition, the non-profit, non-partisan organization announced 18 new Lyceum Directors who have been selected (see list below) to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging in a range of invaluable programming igniting lively and respectful public policy debate.

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Mosbacher Institute Awards Texas Lyceum Fellowship

COLLEGE STATION, TX−The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Thomas, Bush School Master of Public Service and Administration degree candidate, as the inaugural Texas Lyceum Fellow for 2018. The Texas Lyceum is an independent, nonpartisan institution dedicated to cultivating the state’s young leaders and promoting research-driven solutions to policy issues in Texas. The 2018 fellowship will support summer research on health policy issues in Texas.

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Texas Lyceum Swears In Renard U. Johnson of El Paso as 2017 President, Names 16 New Directors from Across Texas and Hosts More Engaging Public Policy Conferences

(AUSTIN) After wrapping up one of their most attended and most discussed on social media public conferences last month, officials with The Texas Lyceum today announced that Renard U. Johnson of El Paso, President and founder of Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) has been sworn in as their 2017 President. In addition, the non-profit, non-partisan premier leadership organization announced 16 new Lyceum Directors were selected (see list below) to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging them in a wide range of timely public policy topics generating dynamic, yet respectful debate.

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Texas Lyceum to Host Meeting Focused on the Proper Role of Government

AUSTIN—The Texas Lyceum, the premier non-profit, non-partisan statewide leadership organization, will convene its 31st Public Conference with the topic “What is the Proper Role of Government?” on Friday, January 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference will feature officials from all tiers of government, influential business leaders as well as members of the judiciary. The Texas Lyceum conducts periodic public forums, commissions The Texas Lyceum Poll, and convenes programs for its 96 directors to explore and discuss key economic and social issues of the state and nation.

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