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Judith Garrett Segura, B.A., M.A., M.F.A., is an independent consultant advising clients on history and archives projects, historical and interpretive exhibits, and fine art acquisition and installation. She retired as president and trustee of The Belo Foundation at the end of 2004, after a 24 year career at Belo Corp. While at Belo Corp. she was also curator of the company's 300-piece collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture by Texas artists, which she began assembling in 1986. She recently completed a scholarly history of Belo Corporation, the oldest company in Texas, which was published by the University of Texas Press and issued in September 2008. The title is "Belo: Newspapers to New Media." She currently is heading an archives project for T. Boone Pickens, including development of a new energy research library and museum at Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Segura is also a published poet and author of two non-fiction books. Her poetry was selected for the DART "Poetry in Motion" project, which places poetry on all of the DART trains, and she has recorded one CD of her poetry. Her non-fiction works are Texas Monthly Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Texas (1987) and Texas Monthly Guide to Dallas (1992). She is also a visual artist, recently commissioned by the University of Texas System to design and install three permanent creations as part of the architectural plan of the first building on the new permanent campus of UNT Dallas. Additionally, her work in drawing and photography is included in several corporate and private collections.
In her volunteer community service, Ms. Segura is currently vice-chair of the executive advisory council of the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the executive board of the Central University Libraries at Southern Methodist University; and the advisory council of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton. She is a former trustee of the Old Red Foundation, which operates the Old Red Museum in Dallas, the Dallas Police Foundation; the Dallas Historical Society; and Paul Quinn College.
She has a B.A. in English and Fine Arts from Texas A&I, now Texas A&M at Kingsville; an M.A. in English & Art History; and an M.F.A. in painting and photography, both from University of North Texas in Denton.
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