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The Texas Lyceum Instates First Woman of Color President Sarah Jackson and 2022 Class of Directors

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Lyceum will make history during its annual investiture ceremony on Friday, January 14. For the first time since its establishment in 1980, the organization will swear in a woman of color to lead the statewide nonprofit organization as its new president:  Dallas Citizens Council’s Vice President of Strategy and Public Affairs, Sarah Jackson. This week’s annual ceremony will also welcome 16 new directors from across Texas.

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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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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.  

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Dr. Diana Natalicio Recognized with 2020 Stewardship of Texas Values Award

 Since 1988, The Texas Lyceum has presented the Stewardship of Texas Values Award to honor those leaders who best exemplify the Texas principles and values for which this State and the Lyceum stand. The presentation of the Stewardship of Texas Values Awards marks an occasion for the Lyceum community to gather and renew friendships necessary to the continued success of the networking process.

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