AUSTIN, Texas – Dr. Lynda Frost has been named an assistant vice president in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin.
The promotion is the second Frost has received in her time at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, which is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
She joined the foundation as associate director in 2003, and was elevated to director of planning and programs in 2008. She will continue in her responsibilities with the foundation overseeing major initiatives and grant programs, leading strategic and operational planning, and managing program staff.
“Lynda has played a central role in the recent history of the Hogg Foundation and its evolution as a strategic grantmaker, a testament not only to her formidable intellect but also her wisdom and effectiveness as a manager of people,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation and associate vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. “We have an enviable culture as a place where talented people can flourish, thanks in no small part to her.”
“Dr. Frost is a proven administrator, faculty member and expert on many of the issues that we care about as a division,” said Dr. Gregory Vincent, head of DDCE and vice president for diversity and community engagement. “It is important for any organization to make the best use of its human resources, and Dr. Frost’s talents make her an invaluable asset to our leadership team.”
Dr. Frost is an attorney with legal expertise in human rights, juvenile justice, criminal law and mediation. She also holds an appointment as a clinical associate professor of educational policy and planning at The University of Texas at Austin. She previously taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia and American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Frost has a law degree and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in international education from Lesley University, and a bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies from Amherst College.
The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.