Julia P. Forrester
Ms. Forrester was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is chair of the Board’s Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Forrester is Associate Provost for Student Academic Services at Southern Methodist University, a role she has held since June 2015. Her responsibilities in that role include oversight of International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad, the Center for Academic Development of Student Athletes, the President’s Scholars Program and the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program, among others. She has served in various administrative positions at SMU, including serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the 1995-1996 academic year and as Dean ad interim of the Dedman School of Law from June 2013 through June 2014. Ms. Forrester is also Professor of Law at SMU, having begun her teaching career at SMU in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. She previously practiced law with Thompson & Knight LLP.
Ms. Forrester holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors, and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, graduating with high honors. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, and she received the highest score on the Texas bar exam following her graduation. Ms. Forrester’s academic and legal experience provide our Board with a unique perspective on the Company’s business and operations.