Summerlee Chair in Texas History

Gregory L. Fenves, President of The University of Texas at Austin, officially welcomed TSHA to the University in a celebration held in his office on December 14, 2015, as Fenves announced the establishment of the Summerlee Foundation Chair in Texas History in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University.

Department of History Chair Jacqueline Jones explained that, after a national search, the new faculty member would begin in the fall and would also serve as TSHA's Chief Historian, responsible for working to ensure the highest academic standards for the Association's programming and publications. 

TSHA President Lynn Denton revealed that funding for the endowed chair has been made possible by the combined efforts of Summerlee Foundation President John W. Crain and J.P Bryan.

Video of Dec. 14, 2015, announcement courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.