Ellen Randall has served on the boards and advisory councils for various organizations, including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Bird Advisory Board, Nature Conservancy Advisory Council, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont, the Medical and Surgical Hospital in Beaumont, Aspen Institute/ Aspen Meadows Board, Aspen Institute Fellows Board, Aspen Theater in the Park Board, and other organizations such as the D.A.R. and Junior League. She currently is very involved with the UT Press and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Institute, and serves on the UT Development board. Randall graduated from Saint Stephen’s School in Austin and from The University of Texas in Austin. She was born in Wichita Falls and grew up on a near-by ranch at Prairie Flower, Texas. She spends considerable time working with government programs aimed at improving land in South Texas and restoring the native grasses and plants. She and her husband, Edward Randall III, reside in Houston and Hondo.