This summer, Texas Governor Greg Abbott commissioned Kim Wilson Vincent as a Yellow Rose of Texas for her longstanding commitment to community service and, in her capacity as a lawyer, the pursuit of justice for children, women and indigent clients.
Vincent, who is married to President Gregory J. Vincent ’83, has served as an attorney in private practice and as a pro bono attorney. She donated generously of her time and resources as the former chancellor of the St. James’ Episcopal School, parliamentarian of the Town Lake Chapter of the Links Inc. and vice president for development for Mexic-Arte Museum.
A board member at the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project, Vincent has volunteered at legal clinics serving AIDS Services of Austin clients and provided assistance with everything from housing discrimination complaints to estate planning. She has also been significantly involved in court-appointed work, child protective services, mentoring young women and art education in the local public schools.
The Yellow Rose of Texas is a coveted award given only through the Office of the Governor of Texas, recognizing Texas women for their significant contributions to their communities and to Texas.