UTeach Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

UTeach at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes three new UTeach Advisory Council members this fall: Ruth Hughs, Bruce Rideaux, and Rodney Koenig.

The UTeach Advisory Council advises and assists UTeach leaders at UT Austin in shaping the program’s objectives and goals and supports their efforts in achieving those goals.

Ruth Ruggero Hughs, former Texas Secretary of State, is a partner at Kelly Hart's Austin office and co-chairs the firm’s Public Law group.  Ms. Hughs brings to the UTeach Advisory Council decades of combined legal, government, and political experience to the comprehensive array of services she provides to corporate, public, and non-public clients at the federal, state, and local levels.

Ms. Hughs says, “I am excited to join the council to support UTeach’s mission in and around secondary and STEM education. With my public service experience, I have a great appreciation of the need to promote STEM skills education in order to meet the demands of the 21st century.”

Bruce Rideaux works as a director for PFM Financial Advisors and is responsible for business development as well as day-to-day operational and quantitative functions for public finance engagements. He brings to the council his broad investment banking experiences that include deal execution, sourcing, modeling and credit strategies. Mr. Rideaux serves on the Board of Directors on Leadership Dallas, Greenville Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, The Texas Lyceum and UT Austin’s College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council.

Rodney Koenig has been practicing law with Norton Rose Houston office for over five decades.  His broad and extensive experience includes estate planning, estate administration, creation of trusts, foundations, charitable trusts, insurance trusts, controversies, international estate planning, including qualified domestic trusts for resident and non-resident aliens. Mr. Koenig serves on several committees associated with UT Austin, including the Midshipmans Foundation and Planned Giving Advisory Council. His rich experiences are an asset to the UTeach Advisory Council.

UTeach Executive Director Michael Marder is thrilled to welcome the new members: “This is a great time for UTeach as we build new connections to HBCUs and community colleges. We are excited that Ruth Hughs, Bruce Rideaux, and Rodney Koenig are joining our Advisory Council, and look forward to the energy and new perspectives they will bring.”