LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Centennial BANK President C. Brett McDowell has been inducted into the 2019 class of the board of directors for the Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, non-partisan statewide organization that cultivates next-generation leaders.
In total, 26 new directors from across the state were welcomed into the association on January 31st at the Texas State Capitol during the Investiture of 2019 Lyceum by President Sanjay Ramabhadran. Since its inception in 1980 the Texas Lyceum has assembled thoughtful minds from across Texas to examine the state's public policy challenges and engage in respectful debate regarding possible solutions. Former members include: former President George W. Bush, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Governor Rick Perry, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore, Texas Supreme Court Justices Don Willett and Dale Wainwright, Houston Mayor Bill White and former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. The Texas Lyceum takes its name from the ancient Greek meeting place where Aristotle and fellow philosophers met to debate and exchange ideas.
“The Lyceum is the gold standard for leadership, policy and visionary thought in Texas,” said McDowell. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as a director and representative of the class of 2019. Most importantly I am excited to build long term friendships with my fellow Lyceumites from diverse backgrounds, running the gamut of the political spectrum.”
Members of the group are selected based on professional achievement, civic contribution and leadership. A total of 96 men and women serve staggered, three-year terms on the board of directors.