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University dean and official

Mary McIntire, American university administrator. Recipient Meritorious Service award Rice University Alumni Association, 1998; named Young Women’s Christian Association Woman of Year in Education, Houston, 1994, Woman of Distinction, Greater Houston Women's Foundation, 1997, Woman on the Move, Texas Executive Women, 1999.


McIntire, Mary Beth was born on November 23, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Philip Thomas and Helen Marie (Fleming) McEnery.


Bachelor, University Florida, 1965. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Rice University, 1975.


Lecturer English Department, University Houston, l970-7l; lecturer English department, Rice U., Houston, l977-78, 80; director Rice public program, Rice U., Houston, l979; director Summer School, Rice U., Houston, l98l-; director school continuing studies, Rice U., Houston, l98l-86; dean, Rice U., Houston, l986-. Member of national advisory board Forum for Continuing Education, Georgia, l979-8l. Advisor Texas Committee for Humanities, Austin, l988.


Member Harris County History Commission, Houston, 1978-1981, 85-87. Member executive committee San Jacinto Girl Scouts, since 1998, board directors, since 2000, president, chair board directors, since 2007. Board directors Emerald Circuit, 1998-2005, president, 2000-2002, vice president, since 2005.

Member allocations committee Gulf Coast United Way, 1991-1998, member advisory board, since 2001. Member advisory board Casa de Esperanza, since 2000. Member advisory board Yes Academy, since 2001.

Member Leadership Houston, 1991, Leadership American, since 2003. Member University Continuing Education Association (commissioner 1998-2001), Research University Deans of Continuing Education, Texas Association Community Service and Continuing Education (president 1986), Texas Women in Higher Education.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rqcquetball, jogging, reading.


Married Larry Vern McIntire, July 5, 1969 (divorced May 1995). Married James Robert Pomerantz, May 23, 1998. Stepsons: Andrew, William.

Philip Thomas

Helen Marie McEnery

Larry Vern McIntire

James Robert Pomerantz