1986 – Houston, Texas
Venita VanCaspel Harris is a Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in economics and finance, having studied at Duke University, the University of Colorado, and the New York Institute of Finance. She was president and founder of VanCaspel & Co, Incorporated, stockbrokers and the first woman member of the Pacific Stock Exchange. She is the author of six best-selling books on financial planning, the latest of which is “Money Dynamics for the 1990s.” She was moderator of the national PBS television shows, “The MoneyMakers,” and “Profiles of Success.” She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. She was honored as the Outstanding Woman of the Year by the YWCA, has received The Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, George Norlin Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Colorado, chosen Certified Financial Planner of the Year and was named as the No. 1 Financial Planner by 2,400 professionals in the industry. She serves on the boards of directors of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Robert Schuller International Ministries and the University of Colorado Economics department. Venita and her husband, Lyttleton T. Harris IV, serve as CO-chairs of the Northwood National Women’s Board & Friends and both serve on the Board of Trustees of the University.