Five new members will join the board of trustees at Texas Wesleyan University, including Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth), both graduates of the Fort Worth institution.
The other new members are the Rev. Ben Disney, Doug Compton and James E. DuBose.
“We are very pleased to welcome these new members to our board of trustees,” said Chairman Beverly Volkman Powell ’92, MBA ’99. “Each new member brings a diverse set of experience and expertise that will benefit the university as it continues to thrive.”
Disney is the senior minister at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He was appointed in 2005 to oversee the creation of Arborlawn, which united two existing congregations.
Compton is the president of First Management Inc., founded in 1991 and based in Lawrence, Kan. The company specializes in construction and property management and is the largest manager of commercial properties in the downtown Lawrence area.
DuBose is the president and CEO of Colonial Savings, a national financial corporation headquartered in Fort Worth with more than 800 employees. He is the son of James S. DuBose, who also serves on Texas Wesleyan’s board.
Granger, a 1965 graduate of Texas Wesleyan and former mayor of Fort Worth, has represented Texas’ 12th congressional district since being elected in 1997. She is vice chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, the top Republican on the State and Foreign Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
Veasey graduated from Texas Wesleyan in 1995 and is the sophomore representative for Texas’ 33rd Congressional District. Elected in 2012, Veasey serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
“We are especially proud to see our alumni, Rep. Granger and Rep. Veasey, join our board,” President Frederick G. Slabach said. “We often say our graduates go on to accomplish great things, and both Kay and Marc are proof of that.”