Genora K. Boykins, a 1985 alumna of South Texas College of Law Houston, was elected chair-elect for the law school’s board of directors. She is the first woman and African American to hold this position at the law school.
Boykins has served on the South Texas College of Law Houston Board of Directors since March 2012. She will serve a five-year term as board chair.
“I am humbled and excited by this opportunity to provide leadership for STCL Houston during this important period in the history of our law school and the legal profession,” said Boykins in a press release. “I look forward to building on the solid foundation established by my predecessors and working with the board and Dean [Michael F.] Barry to increase the endowment and financial resources needed to ensure the success of our students and future leaders as we innovate, transform, and adapt in the rapidly changing landscape of legal education.”
Boykins was regional assistant general counsel to NRG Energy, Inc., and Reliant Energy for 31 years. She retired from NRG in 2018 but continues in a part-time role supporting the Reliant Charitable Foundation, Community Relations, and Sports Marketing team.
“I am delighted at the election of Genora Boykins as chair-elect of the South Texas College of Law Houston Board of Directors,” said Barry, president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston, in a press release. “This is a momentous occasion for STCL Houston, as one of our distinguished graduates—esteemed both in the legal and philanthropic communities in Houston—takes the helm of our board on the cusp of the school’s 2023 centennial celebration. As the first woman and African American to hold this important leadership role, she is a true trailblazer and inspiration for South Texas’ diverse and forward-thinking community.”
For more information about South Texas College of Law Houston, go to stcl.edu.