Martin Cominsky (B.A. ’80)

Martin B. Cominsky ’80, graduate of the UH Honors College was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Community Service Award on April 26, 2023.  Cominsky was a former Assistant to the President of UH and then, national director of Business Volunteers for the Arts before founding the SERVE HOUSTON Americorps program.  He served as regional director of the Anti-Defamation League before becoming the President and CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM). Cominsky spoke on the importance of service and education for a complete life urging people to strive to be servant leaders.  IM provides Meals on Wheels, Refugee Services, Volunteer Houston and Interfaith Relations and Community partnerships working to bring Houston faith community to understanding and respect, while providing important services to the City’s vulnerable populations.  Cominsky serves on the advisory board of the UH Honors College and the board of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program.  He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum Class XXV.

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