Texas Leadership Society
Karen Liu Pang brings over 10 years of nonprofit, civic engagement, and leadership experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. She served over 12 years at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas in multiple Director level roles where she focused on improvements in organizational culture, strategies, policies and procedures, grant administration and collective impact. A committed community advocate, Karen has served in leadership roles for numerous organizations in the North Texas community throughout her career including the Chair of the Annual State Conference and IGNITE Texas State Council, Leadership Council for Junior League of Dallas (JLD), Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Dallas Texas Exes (DTE), Founder and Chair of the Longhorn Match Mentoring Program for DTE, City of Dallas Tax Increment Finance Board (Farmer’s Market), Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Organization of Chinese Americans (DFW), Founder of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber’s (GDAACC) Leadership Tomorrow program, Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, Dallas and Collin County Republican Party, Friends of Fair Park Board of Directors and Chair of the Mayor's Star Council.
In 2017, Karen was able to join her passion for making significant strides in both education and health innovation and research by becoming a member of the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, the core leadership group for UT System Chancellor William McRaven. She has served as an Advisory Council Member for the UT Moody College of Communication since 2013, where she proudly serves as an advocate and ambassador for UT and the Moody College. Personally dedicated to providing exceptional students with access to education, Karen and her husband, Roland, have endowed a UT scholarship and are members of the Chancellor’s Council, Littlefield Society, Villarreal Society and Texas Leadership Society to build a legacy of outstanding education and opportunities forever.
Karen grew up in the Dallas area and has lived in North Texas since she was twelve. She lives in Hackberry Creek in Irving with her husband, Roland Pang, and her son, Russell Clark. Her entire professional and volunteer career has been focused on changing and improving lives forever, mentorship, and producing real results in the core areas to improve quality of life long-term: education, financial stability, and health.