Antioch University Graduate Appointed to Texas National Service Commission

YELLOW SPRING, OH― August 21, 2012― Antioch University graduate, Ronnie Hagerty was recently appointed as one of six members to the OneStar National Service Commission, by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

The commission and the OneStar Foundation work together to further national service initiatives in Texas and to administer the AmeriCorps Texas program.

Veronica “Ronnie” Hagerty of Houston is assistant vice president of community relations for the United Way of Greater Houston. She is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and ESCAPE Family Resource Center, a credentialed member of Certified Fund Raising Executives International, and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston. She is a past board member and past chair of the Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network and Texas Health and Human Services Commission Renewing Our Communities Account Advisory Committee, and a past board member of the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and Women’s Resource of Greater Houston. Hagerty received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Hagerty earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Her study focused on the the changing landscape of philanthropy in the Houston area as a result of the Great Recession.

The PhD in Leadership and Change program is dedicated to the study, research and practice of leading change that wins victories for humanity, large and small. It develops in its students the knowledge, skills and habits of mind to engage in change that betters workplaces, schools and communities across the country and globe.

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Governor Perry appointed Dr. Hagerty with the OneStar National Service Commission for a term to expire March 15, 2015. For more information on the OneStar Foundation, visit

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