Register now for the November Conference: Balancing Commerce & Conservation






Texas is a global maritime powerhouse. Refineries, fishing boats, shipping terminals, cruise lines, and tourists all converge at the state’s central location on the Gulf of Mexico. From the Sabine River at Texas’s border with Louisiana to the Rio Grande at the Mexican border, Texas’s coastal counties (including Harris County) accounted for 33.4% of total Texas real gross product in 2014. With this data in mind, the Texas Lyceum is hosting a Texas leadership conference in Corpus Christi to discuss how Texas is working to sustainably manage coastal resources while promoting industry in the state. As business, political and community leaders, we seek to connect our group with leaders, scientists, regional experts and policy makers to facilitate a robust conversation where we will strive to answer the question: How does Texas strike a balance between commerce and conservation?

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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.  

In July, over 200 Lyceumites from 35 different classes, converged on San Antonio for the organization’s 40th Anniversary Retreat. Together, we celebrated our 40 years of success and planned for the future. Current directors had the opportunity to hear from alumni about their experiences and perspective on the original intent of the organization. We discussed what has worked well over time and where we could improve. The Lyceum is made up of diverse people from all walks of life, and the future of our organization is dependent on continued engagement and feedback.

Find out more about our operational history and the trends shaping Texas and the Texas Lyceum in our 40th Anniversary Report. Thanks to our official data partner, Texas 2036 for helping us tell our story.

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A Message from the  President

In these difficult times, the work of The Texas Lyceum is more important than ever. The challenges of the global pandemic have forced us to adapt and pivot in order to continue  convening the important conversations for which The Texas Lyceum is known. As the pandemic set in, we mobilized to continue to virtually convene conversations around the    important issues facing the state. I appreciate the steady leadership of our 2020 President Laura Dixon and her executive committee in 2020. In 2021, we will remain flexible and  are committed to helping lead civil discourse on topics important to the future of our great state. 

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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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Texas2036 to Serve as Official Data Partner of The Texas Lyceum in 2021

In January, The Texas Lyceum announced plans to work with Texas 2036 as its Official Data Partner in 2021. As the Lyceum tackles important topics over the course of the year, it’s important to ensure that each conversation and conference begin with a review of unbiased data to help inform the discussion of the challenges and potential policy solutions available. 
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Dr. Diana Natalicio Recognized with 2020 Stewardship of Texas Values Award


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


Lyceum launches partnership with TCU Neely School of Business to deliver leadership training for current directors.

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