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 and podcast host at Slate Magazine Palo Alto, California
Katherine Beattie ’08 Television writer and producer Los Angeles, California
John Booty ’98 NFL Legend
NFL Analyst at DC Media
Host on Commanders Justice Podcast
Team Coach for The Congressional Football Game for Charity
Strategic Advisor at LootMogul
Washington, D.C.
Corrie Brock ’06 Director of Strategy at Firehouse Agency Prosper, Texas
Bonnie Creel ’71 ’74 Retired communication professor at
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas
Craig Felner ’94 Executive Vice President at Lincoln Policy Group Vienna, Virginia
Kris Gutierrez ’99 Senior News Anchor at Merit Street Media

VP of Content Development and Executive Producer at Roxo Media House

Fort Worth, Texas
Marc Istook ’98 Co-Anchor of Daybreak, WFAA (Ch. 8) Fort Worth, Texas
Elizabeth Jenswold ’89 Entrepreneur and activist Dallas, Texas
Jean Palmer ’96 Senior Manager of Remote Operations at SportsNet New York New York City, New York
Amber Roberts ’97 ’03 Realtor at Roberts Realty Group DFW Dallas, Texas
Paige Hendricks Russey ’71 Founder (retired) at Paige Hendricks Public Relations, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas
L. Michelle Smith ’93 ’95 Founder of no silos communications

Creator, Producer and Host of The Culture Soup Podcast

Cedar Hill, Texas
Omar Villafranca ’00 Correspondent for CBS News Dallas, Texas
John Walls ’05 Principal at JW/PR Dallas, Texas
Tracy Reneé Williams ’04 ’08 Founder and owner of TraComm Development Group Dallas-Fort Worth


Emeritus Board of Visitors Members

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