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Board Member Since 2015
Alberta Phillips is an associate editor with the Austin American-Statesman. Her duties include writing daily editorials and frequent columns. She joined the American-Statesman in 1986, but has been a member of the editorial board since July 2000. She writes on a variety of topics, but specializes in politics, education, juvenile justice, public school financing and education, religion, health, racial issues, social justice and Texas politics. Phillips also writes a regular column. Her columns reflect many of the issues people grapple with on a regular basis; race relations, parental responsibility; community values; and culture. She has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has won many prestigious journalism awards over her career, including first place for editorial writing from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and first place for column writing from Headliners Foundation of Texas. Prior to joining the Statesman, Phillips worked for various African American and weekly newspapers in the country.
She has been a member of advisory board for Salvation Army and for African American Harvest Foundation.