Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Advisory BoardThe William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies proudly announces its current Advisory Board members, many of whom are Irish born or Irish American.

Mr. John Barnes
Director, Executive Communications
BP America

Rev. Brendan Cahill, STD
Secretariat Director
Office for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Mrs. Delia Cowles
Community Volunteer

Mr. Paddy Duffy
Managing Director
The Right Word Company Limited
Dublin, Ireland

Mrs. Madelyn Farris
Community Volunteer

Mr. William J. Flynn
Chairman Emeritus
Mutual of America Life Insurance Company

Mrs. Janet Gilmore
Methodist Hospital
Director, Perioperative Services

Mrs. Jes Hagale
UST Master of Liberal Arts Graduate
Irish Studies and History

Dr. Denis Headon
Community Volunteer

J. Pat Herlihy, M.D.
Partner, Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine Consultants, LLP
Principal, Houston Medical Robotics, Inc.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Voluntary Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. John Rains Kelly
University of St. Thomas alumnus
Retired, ExxonMobil

Mrs. Mary Koks
Attorney, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

Mrs. Dorothy LeBlanc
Community Volunteer

Ms. Michele Malloy
University of St. Thomas
Chair, Board of Directors

Most Rev. John McCarthy
Bishop Emeritus of Austin

Mr. George McCullough
Retired, ExxonMobil

Dr. Joseph McFadden
University of St. Thomas
President Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of History and Irish Studies

Mrs. Jill Metzger
University of St. Thomas alumna
Community Volunteer

Mrs. Kathleen Miggins
Community Volunteer

Mr. Patrick J. Moran
Moran Resources Company
University of St. Thomas
Past Chair, Board of Directors

Mrs. Sue Power
Keller Williams Realty

Mr. Patrick Sharkey
Jackson Walker LLP
President, The Irish Society of Houston

Mr. William T. Slick, Jr.
Retired, ExxonMobil

Mr. Sean Patrick Tracey

Mrs. Mills Toomey
Community Volunteer

Mr. Robert Young
Retired, ExxonMobil


Dr. Robert Ivany
President, University of St. Thomas

Hon. John B. Kane
Honorary Consul General of Ireland


Mrs. Tammy Linbeck Casey
Linbeck Group, LLC

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Donovan
Community Volunteer

Rev. John Gallagher, CSB
University of St. Thomas
Professor Emeritus

Mr. Tom Horan
Community Volunteer

Dr. Maureen O’Driscoll-Levy
Community Volunteer

Ms. Leanna Reidy
Community Volunteer

Mrs. Kathy Ridley
University of St. Thomas alumna
Retired, Wells Fargo Bank

Irish Student Life
Irish Student Life


Join the Irish Club, take Irish language courses, study abroad in Ireland and Northern Ireland or earn a Minor or Master of Liberal Arts graduate concentration in Irish Studies.

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Support the Center
Support the Center


The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies is one of a kind in the Southwest. Learn how to get involved with the Center. 


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Events & Lectures
Events & Lectures


The Center sponsors lectures and cultural events, such as St. Patrick’s Day, storytellers and lively concerts.

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Center for Irish Studies Advisory Board
Center for Irish Studies
The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston is the only Irish Studies academic program in the Southwest. The Center serves as a focal point for the study and appreciation of Irish and Northern Irish history, literature, politics, law, language, music, art, drama, culture and society.


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