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NACUA's Life Membership Award

Genevieve Graffeo Stubbs - 2007

After more than 26 years of service to higher education, Genevieve “Ginny” Stubbs retired from Texas A&M University in 2006, where she worked for her entire career in higher education. While at the University, Ms. Stubbs drafted the first ethics policy to be adopted by a Texas state university system. She received her B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 1977, and her J.D. from the Baylor University School of Law in 1980.

During Ms. Stubbs’ long tenure in NACUA, she served on virtually every Association committee, chairing the Committee on Member Services from 1992-1994 and co-chairing the Committee on Professional Development from 1998-2000. She was a member of the Board of Directors from 1994-1997. She also played an instrumental role in the introduction and implementation of technology into the Association’s work, serving on the Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Networking for two years and the Committee on Information Services for three years.

Those who know Ginny Stubbs also know that, in addition to her untold contributions to NACUA, her sense of humor, plain-speaking style, and lack of pretense are among her most admired qualities. She always has led by example, and encouraged her colleagues to maintain their perspective and humor in all that they do while serving their clients as effectively as they can. In addition, no description of her contributions to NACUA can be complete without acknowledging her role as the Association’s “honorary jackalope.” NACUA is pleased to recognize the 26 years of service that she gave to both Texas A&M and NACUA by bestowing on her Life Membership in the Association. This award is given with the warmth and personal and professional respect of her many NACUA friends and colleagues.