Gita Bolt

Last modified on: 01-07-2024 18:01:30

(Governor's Commission for Women)

Entered Office: 02-23-2022 Term Ends: 12-31-2025

General Information

Home Town: Houston

Personal Information

Gita Bolt of Houston is the vice president and chief legal counsel for the University of St. Thomas. A Houston native, Bolt recently served as the vice president and general counsel for the Houston Housing Authority. She attended Howard University and graduated cum laude. At Howard, Bolt competed on the track team and was an Academic All-American. She earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law, along with a sports law certification. While attending Tulane Law, Bolt was honored as the Best Orator of The Southern Region in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. In 2011, Bolt was selected as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women of Louisiana by the National Diversity Council. In 2018, she was named as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women of Houston. Previously, Bolt was general counsel for Loyola University New Orleans and Texas Southern University (TSU). She also held the positions of associate general counsel, assistant general counsel, and director of NCAA compliance in the athletics department while at TSU. Previously, Bolt was assistant attorney general in the child support litigation division. Reappointed 1/6/24.