“My love for agriculture and my special interest in helping people, especially through education, are the strengths that guide my life!”
Jackie Van De Walle, a third-generation native San Antonian, grew up in a ranching and farming family. She was the first female President of the South Texas Farm and Ranch Club and was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1988. In June 2012, she was named “Lifetime Assistant Vice President” of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Van De Walle is dedicated to youth and education having served as Chairman of the Alamo Colleges Foundation Board, as well as Trustee at Our Lady of the Lake University. She currently serves as President of the Bexar County Leadership Advisory Board and on the State Urban Advisory Board of the Texas A&M University System’s Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Van De Walle is also an Advisory Board Member of the Bexar County Equine-Assisted Therapy Center, Inc. at the Cyndi Taylor Krier Detention Center, which educates teens while incarcerated.