Biosketch as of 2005
JUDITH L. CRAVEN , M.D., was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of
Regents by Governor Rick Perry in March 2001. Regent Craven serves as Chairman of the Student, Faculty,
and Staff Campus Life Committee; is a member of the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee;
Health Affairs Committee; and the Academic Affairs Committee and is a Regental representative to the Board
for Lease of University Lands which oversees the terms of lease of University lands for oil and gas
exploration and development. Dr. Craven serves on the Task Force on Admissions, Tuition, and Financial Aid
and has served as Chairman of the Special Committee on Minorities and Women.
last updated September 2005
Dr. Craven is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State
University, an M.P.H. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public
Health, and she holds an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. She also studied in the Program for Senior
Managers in Government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Craven served as the president of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast. She also served as vice
president for multicultural affairs and dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at The University
of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, director of public health for the City of Houston, chief of
Family Health Service for the City of Houston, and chief of Anesthesia at Riverside General Hospital.
Dr. Craven has also served as professor of Public Health Administration and professor of Interdisciplinary
Studies at the U. T. Health Science Center - Houston, clinical assistant professor of Community Medicine at
Baylor College of Medicine, and visiting professor of public health at Shanghai Medical University.
Dr. Craven is a member of the boards of directors at VALIC; A. H. Belo Corporation; Luby's Cafeterias, Inc.;
and SYSCO Corporation.