Board of Visitors

A Letter from the Chair

A headshot of Elizabeth Jenswold, Schieffer College alumna and recently announced chair of the Board of Visitors.As a Communications graduate from the Class of 1989, I am incredibly honored to serve as the current Chair of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication Board of Visitors. My TCU degree set me up for a global executive career in financial services, consulting and non-profit. Additionally, TCU sparked my passions for a lifetime of learning, cultures, people, and living a life with a servant’s heart. It is rewarding to partner with Dean Bunton and the Board of Visitors to serve our students, professors and community.

We have entered an era that is full of new challenges and new possibilities. Entire industries are being built, data and technology have taken front-stage, and we are uniquely positioned to create a future where dignity, respect and equality can be the underpinnings for our decisions and actions. The Bob Schieffer College of Communication has always been on the forefront of culture and I look forward to seeing how our young leaders will take their TCU education and use it to make this world an even better place.

Thank you to all of you who believe in TCU and celebrate Purple through your gifts of time, treasure and ambassadorship!

Go Frogs!

Elizabeth Jenswold ‘89
Chair, Schieffer College Board of Visitors


Current Board of Visitors Members


Joel Anderson ’00
Staff Writer
Slate Magazine
San Francisco, CA
Katherine Beattie ’08
Co-executive producer and writer
Los Angeles, CA
Corrie Brock ’06
Director of Strategy Firehouse Agency
Prosper, TX
Bonnie Creel ’71 ’74
Retired communication professor
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, TX
Craig Felner ’94
Executive Vice President
Lincoln Policy Group
Vienna, VA
Kris Gutierrez ’99
News Anchor KPRC
Channel 2 News
Houston, TX
Marc Istook ’98
Co-Anchor of Daybreak
Fort Worth, TX
Elizabeth Jenswold ’89
Senior VP, Global Head of People
and Corporate Functions
Dallas, TX
Jean Palmer ’96
Sr. Mgr. of Remote Operations
SportsNet New York
New York, NY
Amber Roberts ’97 ’03
Roberts Realty Group DFW
Dallas, TX
Paige Hendricks Russey ’71
Paige Hendricks Public Relations, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
L. Michelle Smith ’93 ’95
Founder no silos communications
Creator, Producer and Host
The Culture Soup Podcast
Cedar Hill, TX
Omar Villafranca ’00
CBS News
Dallas, TX
John Walls ’05
Dallas, TX
Tracy Reneé Williams ’04 (’08 M.S.)
Founder and owner
TraComm Development Group Dallas-Fort Worth


Emeritus Board of Visitors Members

Valerie K. Blackburn ’79
VKB Media Consulting
Denver, CO
Roy Eaton ’59
Former Board of Visitors Chairman
Wise County Messenger
Decatur, TX
Nick Karanges ’81 ’83
Sr. VP of Real Estate Services
Innovative Developers, Inc. (IDI)
Mansfield, TX
Troy Moncrief ’94
The Baker Firm – Fidelity National Title
Fort Worth, TX
H. Andrew Schwartz
Sr. VP for External Affairs
Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS)
Bethesda, MD
Stephen Tatum
Cantey Hanger LLP
Fort Worth, TX