Friday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

This exciting all-day program will cover topics such as healthy lifestyles, self-esteem, balancing personal and professional life and round table discussions with Dallas-area collegiate women student leaders.


Tracy joined TXA 21 and CBS 11 from KNXV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, where she was a morning anchor and host. A four-time Emmy Award recipient, Tracy has previously co-hosted ABC's The View and has appeared on Good Morning America.

A native of Chicago and raised in Tampa, Tracy holds a degree in communications from the University of Kentucky. She hopes to one day complete her graduate work at the Patterson School for Diplomacy and International Commerce in Lexington.

Tracy's husband, Frank, is a former professional basketball player. Together, they have three children: John, Nicole and Luke, plus a beagle named Copper.

In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and indulging in her love of music. In fact, prior to her career in broadcasting, Tracy was a back-up singer and dancer for a Japanese pop star!


Dr. Kim Aaron is the director of the Institute of Public Affairs at UT Dallas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Public Affairs program.  She has over 25 years of financial and operational management experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.  She has consulted extensively with a variety of private and public sector organizations and has served as a volunteer and on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining UT Dallas, Aaron was a director in the Financial Advisory Services practice at KPMG. Aaron received her Ph.D. in public affairs from UT Dallas.


Shaunna F. Black is President and CEO of Shaunna Black Consulting. Shaunna F. Black was formally Vice President of Texas Instruments and Manger for Worldwide Facilities. She was responsible for the design, construction, and operation of TI facilities, Environmental, Safety and Health programs and real estate management.

After a five-year teaching career, Shaunna joined TI in 1985 as a mechanical engineer. She supported manufacturing facilities construction, operations and maintenance for the company until 1994. In 1994 she became Mgr. of Worldwide Environmental, Safety and Health and in 1998 Mgr. of Worldwide Facilities. From 2000 to 2005, Shaunna was Fabrication Manager for semiconductor manufacturing in one of TI’s premier wafer fabrication facilities.

Shaunna is a board member of the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the TI Foundation and the Executive Advisory Board for UT Austin's Engineering College. She is an executive mentor for the Richardson ISD Executive Coaching Partnership, executive mentor for Menttium 100, an alumna of Leadership Texas and Leadership Richardson, and a frequent speaker at universities and international conferences. Shaunna was inducted into the Women in Science and Technology Hall of Fame by Women in Technology International for her contribution to the science and technology fields, and was inducted into the Circle of Honor by the Dallas Women's Foundation and recognized as “A Woman of Achievement” by the Richardson YWCA.

Shaunna holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and in Education from the University of Texas in Austin. She has three children and resides in Richardson, Texas.


Anne Caldwell began her college education at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, studying English and religion.  She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2005 with a B.A. in sociology and English and had the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University in England.  During her undergraduate career and directly following, she worked at The Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, taught part-time at the Dallas CAN! Academy, and was an active CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.  Anne began working at UT Dallas in the fall of 2005 in the Student Government Office. 

In 2006, she transferred to the International Student Services Office as the International Student Program Coordinator.  Currently, Anne is the Assistant Director of International Programs in the ISS Office at UT Dallas helping to provide quality transitional and education programs to the 2,500 international students on campus.  Anne is a member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas and the Dallas Peace Center.  She hopes to pursue her interests and passions in international affairs and religion, specifically as applied to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, in a postgraduate program. 


Cristen Casey currently serves as the Director of International Student Services at UT Dallas where she began her university administration career in 1997. In preparation for this role, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in international studies and French literature at Kalamazoo College in 1993. After completing a Fulbright Scholarship in France from 1993-1994, she moved to Honduras and worked as a public relations officer for Habitat for Humanity International.

Following her passions for education and international studies, she has served many roles including international student, study abroad advisor, English teacher, and environmental education instructor. She ultimately combined her interests to serve in her current role where she oversees and administers the International Student Services program for UT Dallas’ diverse international student body of 2,500. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in public affairs.


Currently Director of Community Outreach at Richland College, Ms. Elder-Jones has a wide and varied background in education, non-profit management, and business experience. She was once the manager for Isaac Hayes.


A lecturer for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, Dr. Feuerbacher has a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Baylor University and is also a licensed clinical social worker. She is active in a variety of professional and community endeavors and was recently awarded the professor of the year award from Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.


Cristen Hixson is a UT Dallas alumna and formerly editor-in-chief of The UTD Mercury. Upon graduation, Cristen worked as managing editor for five community newspapers where she supervised a staff of ten ranging in age from 22 to 70. As Director of Student Media at UT Dallas, Cristen advises The UTD Mercury, A Modest Proposal and Radio UTD.


Dr. Susan Sugerman is the president and co-founder of Girls to Women Health and Wellness, a multidisciplinary medical practice dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young women ages 10-25. She has many years of experience in adolescent medicine, both as a Board Certified pediatrician and as former staff physician in college health at Southern Methodist University.

After graduating from Stanford University, she earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and her Masterís in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. She completed residency training in pediatrics in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in health services research at UCLA, where she studied confidentiality and adolescent access to health services.

She holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Medicine, and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director, Accounting and Information
Management Programs, UT Dallas School of Management

Amy L. Troutman has been a member of the faculty at UT Dallas since February 2001. In addition to her administrative role as Assistant Director of AIM Programs, she has been an instructor for many graduate and undergraduate accounting courses. She developed an on-line Master of Science in AIM degree that began in Fall 2008.

Most recently, she co-created and is co-director of the Professional Program in Accounting. She was also instrumental in bringing the Becker CPA review course to UTD as part of the accounting curriculum.

Prior to her position at UT-Dallas, she was an employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers, formerly of Coopers & Lybrand. She worked in the Dallas office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in assurance and business advisory services. She was actively involved in community outreach efforts and campus recruiting, serving as a recruiting team leader for her alma mater. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in business administration degree in 1997. She simultaneously obtained her Master in Professional Accounting from UT Austin in 1997.


Online registration has ended, but you can still register the day of the conference. Look for the registration booths in front of the Galaxy Room (SU 2.602).

Updated: February 18, 2009