Chevron Lecture Series

The Chevron Corporation provides funding for an annual luncheon each October featuring women leaders in science, engineering and business. The entire Mines community is invited to this annual event.

2021 Chevron Lecture Featured Speaker

Terry Fox sits on the Colorado Court of Appeals (COA), where she has served since January of 2011.  In 2017, the Denver Bar Association awarded Judge Fox its Judicial Excellence Award.  In 2018, she received the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ, Region IX) Lady Justice Award and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) honored her as the 2019 Outstanding Judicial Officer.  Judge Fox was the People’s Choice for Best Court of Appeals Judge on Law Week Colorado’s “Barrister’s Best 2019.”  Judge Fox has served as the Colorado Director and as District Director for the NAWJ and remains a NAWJ member.  In collaboration with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, she is a member of the Judicial Dream Team’s efforts to diversify the bench.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of Our Courts Colorado and contributes to the Colorado Judicial Conference Planning Committee, the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Language Access, and the Supreme Court’s Character and Fitness Committee. 

Beginning in 2020, she will train new COA judges.  Her community service includes membership and board service in the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the CWBA and mentoring young lawyers and aspiring jurists.  She previously served on Colorado Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Committee and the Board of Law Examiner’s Law Committee.  Before her appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals, from 2004-2010, Judge Fox served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Colorado, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental law, constitutional law, and other civil matters.  Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Fox was an attorney with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office (in the Public Officials Unit and in the Litigation Section), an associate with the law firm of Holland & Hart (where she practiced Environmental Law), and a clerk for Justice Craig Enoch on the Texas Supreme Court.  She earned an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, her J.D. in Houston, Texas and her L.L.M. from Duke School of Law. Judge Fox graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Colorado.

Past Chevron Lectures

2020           Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Denver

Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld

2019            Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy

Alice Jackson

2018            Denise Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Services Inc. 

Denise Burgess

2017             Liz Shwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America

Liz Schwarze

2016             Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change

Elizabeth Hausler

2015             Teresa Taylor, Author, Balance Myth:  Rethinking Work Life Success and former Qwest COO

2014             Anita Piel, Ph.D., Mines Almna, Food Scientist and First President of Mines SWE Section

2013             Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth, Chair – 2008 Democratic National Convention

2012             Kirsten Volpi, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Olympic Committee

2011             Marsha W. French, Sr. Research Associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research

2010             Michelle Moorman, Mines Alumni; Mgr. of Regulatory Affairs, Summit Utilities

2009             Dr. Ranee Shenoi, MD, LLC

2008             Faith Winter, National Field Director, The White House Project

2007             Janeen Judah, President, Chevron Environmental Management Co.