Former Administrator Sybil Todd Dies

February 20, 2007

Sybil Todd, former University of Houston System vice chancellor and University of Houston vice president for institutional advancement, died recently after a nearly 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Todd, 66, joined UH in April 1997. During her tenure at the university, she played a part in several major structural and image changes. Todd worked to combine the campus and system development and university relations staff in the wake of the decision to merge the UH president and UH System chancellor’s offices. She chaired the search committee for the athletics director and increased university fund-raising.

Todd also served as vice president for student affairs at the universities of Alabama and Utah. She held numerous positions at the University of Virginia, including associate dean of students and associate professor. She retired from higher education in 2003 and worked with Wisteria Catalog Co.

Todd earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from West Texas State University, (now West Texas A&M University).

She is survived by her siblings — Clif Todd, Gordon Todd and Norma Lockett — and many other family members and friends.

Services were held last week in Dallas.

Staff reports