Sister Elizabeth Anne Sultenfuss, who was president of Or Lady of the Lake University for two decades, today was named to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame by Gov. Abbott, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The Sister of Divine Providence with an PhD in microbiology from Notre Dame was named OLLU President in 1978, and proceeded to upgrade campus facilities, hire highly qualified professors, and reach out to young people who were the first in their families to attend college.
She also made OLLU the first university in the state to offer a degree in e-commerce.
Sister Elizabeth died in 2009.
"Sister Elizabeth Anne’s legacy of defying expectations lives on in every student who graduates and makes a difference; each walks in the path her devotion to meaningful learning helped blaze," the governor said in his inaugural statement.
Also named to the Women's Hall of Fame were Long Time State Senator Judith Zafferini, former First Lady Laura Bush, singer Vicki Carr, and Captain Tammie Jo Shults.
The Southwest Airlines pilot is credited with saving the lives of her passengers early this year, when an engine explosion punctured the cabin of her 737 as it took off from New York LaGuardia Airport.