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Steve Murdock
Steve Murdock

UTSA demographer to serve on Express-News board

(Jan. 27, 2005)--Steve Murdock, Lutcher Brown Professor of Demography in the UTSA College of Business and director of the UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and Texas State Data Center, is one of 12 civic leaders recently appointed to the San Antonio Express-News community advisory board.

According to a Jan. 23 Express-News article, a cross-section of the community from the nonprofit sector to the corporate world are represented on the board. The board members will serve for one year, reviewing the newspaper's performance, commenting on coverage, offering suggestions and receiving behind-the-scenes access to the publishing process. It is the 11th year the program has been offered.

Murdock was appointed by the governor as the official state demographer for Texas, the first person in the position.

Another person with a UTSA connection is new Express-News advisory board member Jim Reed, UTSA development board member and president of the San Antonio Medical Foundation. Reed was chairman of the board of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Additional Express-News community advisory board members are:

  • Rafael Castillo, professor at Palo Alto College
  • Sam Dawson, chief executive officer of Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc.
  • Bonnie Prosser Elder, VIA Metropolitan Transit general counsel
  • Doris Griffin, director of Jefferson Outreach, a nonprofit organization that provides services for the elderly
  • Nancy Hard, executive director of Family Service Association, a nonprofit organization with services focusing on youths and seniors
  • Pablo Miguel Martinez, managing director of Jump-Start Performance Co. and consultant to the city's cultural affairs office
  • Al Ortiz, assistant special-agent-in-charge of the San Antonio FBI office
  • Bob Rasmussen, management consultant specializing in military base closures and realignments, government contracts and legislation
  • Belinda Vazquez, president of Puerto Rican Heritage Society
  • Carlos Vidali, international trade businessman, former Mexican consul general in San Antonio and president of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.

--Tim Brownlee

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