Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup
The Office of the Governor has announced a new appointment to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), effective immediately. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, with a term to expire Sept. 28, 2027. Additionally, Gov. Abbott reappointed David Iglesias and Martha Wong, Ed.D. for terms set to expire on Sept. 28, 2027.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the governing board of the agency with which it shares a name. The Commission ensures that the agency effectively and conscientiously pursues its mission to provide citizens access to the information they need to lead informed, productive and fulfilled lives.
“I am delighted to welcome Commissioner Paup to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and look forward to working with her. She brings extensive experience in business and has a lifelong commitment to historic preservation and educational activities,” said TSLAC Director and Librarian Gloria Meraz. “We are grateful to have her join the Commission and appreciate the insight and leadership she brings to the agency.”
Nancy Painter Paup of Fort Worth manages and directs business, real estate, and ranching interests in Texas and is actively involved in the arts and historical preservation efforts throughout the state. She serves on the Humanities Texas Board, the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle Advisory Board, and the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Advisory Council. She is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas and co-founder of the Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series and the Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers Book Series at TWU. She is a former gubernatorial appointee on TWU’s Board of Regents and a former member of the Texas State Historical Association Board at the University of Texas at Austin and the Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board at Texas A&M University. She remains actively involved in publications at Texas A&M University, including the Nancy and Ted Paup Ranching Heritage Book Series, and is an ordained elder at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Paup received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from TWU. Her post-graduate studies include attending Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She received certifications in fund development, strategic leadership, and private wealth management, respectively.