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Brazosport College mourns the loss of Board of Regent Lucilla Henderson

Brazosport College mourns the loss of Board of Regent Lucilla Henderson

Sun Jun 30, 2019

Lucilla Henderson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brazosport College Board of Regent Lucilla Henderson. She joined the College Board of Regents in July, 2007, and her leadership and unwavering support will be greatly missed.

“Lucilla truly led by example as a leader, friend and colleague,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “In her 12 years on the Board of Regents for Brazosport College, she filled the room with her positive spirit and her wise counsel, and she leaves a legacy of service that endures.”

Henderson spent 23 years in the shopping center industry where she held marketing director and general manager positions in Lake Jackson and Houston. She earned her CMD and CSM certifications as a shopping center professional. In 2008, she joined TDECU as Vice President of Marketing, and was the Vice President of Community and Business Engagement for the organization.

Henderson, a Brazoswood High School graduate, attended Brazosport College concurrently during her senior year, as well as one year after high school. She went on to attend Texas State University and graduated with a BBA in Marketing. 

She was an active member and Paul Harris fellow of the Brazosport Rotary Club, and serves as a board member for the Alliance of Brazoria County. She also was a member and past chairman of the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member for the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Council of Texas. She earned the Outstanding Woman of the Year award by the Brazosport Area Chamber in 2010.

Henderson was named Distinguished Alumna by Brazosport College in 2004 and was the College’s 2017 Commencement speaker.

She was very active in the community throughout her career, serving as a Board member for Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, the S.P.C.A. of Brazoria County and the Lake Jackson Development Corp for the City of Lake Jackson. She was also active in youth ministry at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Lake Jackson.