Michele (Mica) McCutchen Mosbacher

Mica MosbacherMember, UH System Board of Regents
Honorary Consul General of Iceland

Mica McCutchen Mosbacher was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2008 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2013.  For fiscal year 2012-2013, Regent Mosbacher will serve as chair of the Endowment Management Committee and as a member of the Academic and Student Success Committee.

In March of 2010, she was commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of Iceland to serve as Honorary Consul General of Iceland.  An award winning journalist, she has won many prestigious international awards for feature writing including two significant Press Club of Houston awards.

Consul Mosbacher has a history of community engagement and has chaired numerous fund-raising events for many organizations including Houston Ballet, Best Friends Foundation and The World War II Foundation.  She co-chaired the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Celebration Honoring former President George H.W. Bush 41 that raised a record $10 million.

In 2012, she was accorded by the Duke of Castro, the title Dame Commander, (Knighthood), for public service on tolerance, Royal Order of Francis I, Royal House of Bourbon, Two Sicilies, (Recipients include Baroness Margaret Thatcher).

In 2011, a public art project on Tolerance initiated by Consul Mosbacher in partnership with Mayor Bill White was dedicated to the City featuring iconic sculptures by Jaume Plensa on Buffalo Bayou called Tolerance on Harmony Walk that reflect the attributes of our city.

Awarded the 2003 American Hospital of Paris Foundation Board Medal by Ambassador Howard Leach at the American Embassy in Paris, Mosbacher remains active on the board.  In 2008, she was inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame along with Barbara Bush and other prominent Houstonians. She was named the 2007 Philanthropist of the Year by the Texas Association against Sexual Assault (TAASA) for her advocacy efforts. 

In 2007, she was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Chair of the Inaugural Committee and served on the committee again for the 2010 Inauguration.

For her efforts in historic preservation, she was awarded the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Good Brick Award for restoration and preservation of her historic mid-century home listed on the National Register of the Interiors.

She attended Hollins University and majored in communications at the University of Texas (1971-75).  She is the widow of the 28th Secretary of Commerce, Robert Mosbacher, Sr. and has one son, D. Cameron Duncan, III and a grandson.