Board of Directors
On July 26, 2020, the Uplift Board of Directors released a letter to Uplift families outlining its commitment to improve and increase its efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion for our organization, staff and scholars. Read the full letter.
Uplift Education has a board of appointed community leaders and volunteers that help guide the direction and future of the network as a whole.
Board meetings are open to the public. Click any of the Quick Links for more information.
Uplift Education Board of Directors, 2020-2021
Ex-officio member, Chair of the Development Committee, Operating Partner, Highlander Partners, L.P.
W. Carey Carter
Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche
Vice Chairman of the Board & President, Prothro Clark Company, Director of SMU Economics Center
Partner, Tortilis Partners
Global Social Impact Practice Manager, Bain & Company
Director at Matter Family Office
Partner and Co-Founder, Thackeray Partners
Chair of the Tarrant County School Engagement Committee
Chief Operating Officer, iStation
Chairman of the Board & Consultant, Stratford Land
Chair of the Governance Committee & Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Senior Program Manager, Schwab Community Services & Charles Schwab Foundation
Chair of the Real Estate & School Development Committee & CEO, Nickson
Director of Advertising, Alpha Business Images, LLC
Supplier Diversity Manager, Tarrant County Community College
Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee & Vice Chairman, Forterra, Inc.
Rev. Dr. Lael C. Melville*
Chair of the Dallas County School Engagement Committee & CEO, The Melville Family Foundation
Deputy Director of Strategy, Educate Texas
Chair of the Finance Committee & Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director, Genus Holdings, LLC
Chair of the Advocacy Committee & Partner, Stanton LLP
Chair of the Audit Committee & Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche
President, The Garden Group
(*) denotes voting Executive Committee