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