Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair

Scientists. Poets. Authors. Actors. Activists. These are just some of the inspirational people featured at TCU over the past 50 years.

Bringing the World to TCU

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair program brings scholars and artists of national and international stature to campus for short residencies to:

Stimulate new ideas

Stimulate new ideas

Enrich intellectual exchange

Enrich intellectual exchange

Nurture relations with surrounding communities

Nurture relations with surrounding communities

Green Honors Chairs are hosted by a single school, college or department on a rotating yearly schedule.

Premier Green Honors Chairs appeal to an interdisciplinary audience and are presented twice a year with the support of at least two deans.



Rotation Schedule and Guidelines for Colleges, Schools, Units

Green Honors Chair and Premier Green Honors Chair Guidelines

Green Honors Chair Rotation

Premier Green Honors Chair Criteria and Voting Guidelines

Premier Green Honors Chair Nomination Form

Questions? Contact Elaine Cole at e.cole@tcu.edu.

Upcoming Green Honors Chairs

Check the TCU Calendar for all Green Honors Chair programs.



Recent Green Honors Chairs

Dr. Erin Baerwald, University of Northern British Columbia
Hosted by the Department of Environmental Science, College of Science & Engineering

Loving the Unlovable: The Challenges of Conservation (bats)


Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies, UT-Dallas
Hosted by the Department of Religion, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Holocaust: WhatBegins with the Jews Never Ends with the Jews


Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor, actress, director, playwright, educator, activist
Presented by the Department of Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Playwrights for Social Change Workshop
Interview and Q&A


photo of michael berenbaum
Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University
Hosted by the Department of Religion, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and Brite Divinity School

The Reality of Human Dignity
The Perils of Holocaust Denial, Falsification, Trivialization and Minimization in 2022
Hate, Holocaust, and the Search for Humanity: Survivors’ Perspectives

Julie Kohner, Founder and CEO, Voices of the Generation Inc.
Hosted by the Department of Religion, AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Voices of the Generations

Chris Reale, owner-operator of Paris Coffee Shop & Roy Pope Grocery
Hosted by the Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Science & Engineering

Tequila 101 & Proper Methods in Cocktail Crafting


Rafael Rozendaal, visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.
Premier Green Honors Chair presented by College of Fine Arts and Neeley School of Business
Topics: NFTs and digital scarcity (fine arts); Taxes, NFTs, the Blockchain and Smart Contracts (business); Independent Making and Exhibiting, NFTs, the Future of Crypto



Black Hat USA 2012 | Speaker - Solomon Sonya
Solomon Sonya, director of offensive cyber operations training
Hosted by the Department of Computer Science, College of Science & Engineering
Topics: Securing Cyberspace via Lessons Learned from the Evolution of Malware;
Dangers of WiFi: How Attackers Can Track and Exploit You Because Your WiFi is Enabled

Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, research psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, expressive arts therapist
Hosted by School of Art, College of Fine Arts
TOPICS: Expressive Arts Therapy, Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy, Self-care for the Therapist



Dr. Charles Camarda, astronaut and engineer
Hosted by the Department of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
TOPIC: Return to Flight After the Columbia Space Shuttle Tragedy


Profile photo of Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, RN, CEC, FAAN
Cynthia Vlasich, a health care executive with over 30 years of global and national leadership experience
Hosted by the Department of Nursing, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
TOPICS: The Living Nature of Resilience, The Discovery of Emotional Intelligence, In Search of Leadership


Past Green Honors Chairs

Click for a list of notable speakers for the past 10 years.