Sister Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD - Co-Founder
Sister Margit Nagy was born in Budapest, Hungary, and came to the United States as a child World War II refugee. She is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Our Lady of the Lake University; a Master of Arts from the University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies-East Asian Studies; and a doctorate from the University of Washington with emphasis in the History of Japan, Modern China, and U.S. Social and Urban History. Sister Nagy has served OLLU since 1979.
In addition to co-founding the Center for Women in Church and Society, she served as Director of the Kliesen International Center and initiated the first Japanese language course together with OLLU's participation in the Kumamoto Sister City Student Exchange. She coordinated a bi-national Japan-U.S. ceremony at the Alamo with a focus on the Japanese Monument to the Alamo Heroes and served as president of the Japan America Society of San Antonio.
Sister Eva Maria Flores, CDP, PhD - Co-Founder
Sister Maria Eva Flores was born in Fort Stockton, Texas. She was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, received a Bachelor of Arts in Library Science from Our Lady of the Lake University; a Master of Arts in Bicultural Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master's of Library and Information Science (Archives) from University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate in history from Arizona State University with an emphasis in the History of Colonial Latin America, U.S. Women and Public History. Sister Flores served the OLLU from 1979 until her death in August 2018.
In addition to co-founding the Center for Women in Church and Society, she is also founded the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research and served as the center’s first director.