ALUMNI AWARDS

Distinguished Alumnus Award 

Recognizing alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and service to the university.

For over 135 years, The University of Texas has produced pioneers and leaders across fields and disciplines—scientists, writers, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, physicians, lawyers, and beyond. The Texas Exes created the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1958 to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession, community, and through service to the university. Through a commitment to excellence, our Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients truly exemplify the phrase, “What starts here, changes the world.”

The Texas Exes is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the university's highest honor. Their achievements reaffirm the great pride we have in our alma mater, and they serve as inspiration for the next generation of Longhorns.

The Texas Exes recognizes as many as six recipients each year.

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2020 Recipients

Paul Begala 

BA ’83, College of Liberal Arts, JD ’90, School of Law, Life Member  

Paul Begala is a political contributor for CNN. He is part of the CNN political team that has won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award. After helping engineer Bill Clinton's presidential campaign with his partner, James Carville, Begala served as counselor to the president. He has advised world leaders in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Israel. He helped his friend John F. Kennedy Jr. launch the political magazine George and is the author of several New York Times bestselling books. Begala is an affiliated professor of public policy at Georgetown University and has also taught at The University of Texas and the University of Georgia. In 2012, he was a senior advisor to Priorities USA Action, which played a critical role in President Obama’s 2012 victory. He was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants' Hall of Fame.

Brené Brown

BSW ’95, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Life Member

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and is the author of five New York Times No. 1 bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. Brown hosts the popular Unlocking Us podcast, and her 2010 TEDx Houston talk, "The Power of Vulnerability," is one of the top five most viewed TED Talks of all time, with over 45 million views. When her special, The Call to Courage, aired last spring, she became the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix.

Craig Dykers

BArch ’85, School of Architecture, Life Member 

Craig Dykers founded Snøhetta, an integrated architecture and landscape architecture firm, in 1989. The studio focuses on well-being, biodiversity, sustainability, and empowering the communities where they work. Dykers has led many prominent projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt; the Oslo Opera House in Norway; the National September 11 Memorial Museum and the redesign of Times Square in New York City; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California. Today, he leads the design of the El Paso Children’s Museum and The Blanton Art Museum Landscape Renovation at UT-Austin in Texas, among many other projects. The studio has received honors including the Medal of Honor from the AIANY, the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, and the Mies van der Rohe Award. In 2019, Dykers won the Texas Medal of the Arts with his wife, Elaine Molinar, a fellow Longhorn, architect, and partner in the studio.

Arleas Upton Kea

BA ’79, College of Liberal Arts, JD ’82, School of Law, Life Member 

Arleas Upton Kea is deputy to the chairman and COO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A dedicated and accomplished public servant, she assisted in resolving two national financial crises and received numerous honors, including recognition as a finalist for the Service to America Medal of Honor and serving on a Presidential White House Advisory Committee. A woman of many firsts, Kea was the first African-American to assume significant roles, including her present position and deputy general counsel at the FDIC, president of the UT Law Alumni Association, and inductee to Orange Jackets. She served as a Law School Foundation Trustee and is a member of the Center for Women in Law and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Mentored by Congresswoman and professor Barbara Jordan, Kea continues the tradition by mentoring UT students, and is a frequent speaker at Texas Law.

Jeanne Klein

BS ’67, College of Education, Life Member 

Jeanne Klein is a prominent patron of the arts and an advocate for public education. She has a passion for promoting Social Emotional Learning (SEL), which helps in educating the whole child, and has been an active supporter of the UT Elementary School and the Texas Child Study Center for many years. For over a decade, she worked closely with UT’s College of Education and Department of Psychology to spearhead SEL at the UT Elementary School, and to introduce SEL to the Austin Independent School District, which was one of the first districts in the nation to embrace the field’s principles and curriculum. She and her husband Mickey, a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus, are among the nation's foremost supporters and collectors of contemporary art. They have donated works to several museums, including the Blanton Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Klein serves on the advisory boards for the College of Education, The Harry Ransom Center, and the Blanton Museum of Art.

Gabriela Franco Parcella

BBA, MPA ’91 McCombs School of Business, Life Member 

Gabriela “Gabby” Franco Parcella is a managing partner at Merlone Geier Partners and president of Merlone Geier Management, LLC. Previously, she spent 20 years at Mellon Capital, and for the last seven years served as the firm’s chairman, president, and CEO, where she provided strategic leadership to all areas of the firm and chaired the Board of Directors. With 25 years of investment management, legal, operations, risk, and regulatory experience, she has dedicated her career to providing investment management services to institutional investors. She also serves as an independent director for Terreno Realty Corporation and as an independent trustee to the Dodge & Cox Funds. Parcella serves on the Stanford Law School Dean’s Advisory Council, the Stanford Real Estate Council, and was formerly a trustee and chaired the Board of Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. In 2017, Fortune and the Association of Latino Professionals for America ranked her third on their “50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America.”

Past Recipients

2010 – 2019

2019

Sanford L. “Sandy” Gottesman
BBA 1973, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, President, Gottesman Company, Austin, TX

Christy Haubegger
BA 1989, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia, Los Angeles, CA

Colonel (Ret.) Leon L. Holland
BS 1961, College of Education, Life Member, Colonel, USA, Retired, Austin, TX

Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez
JD 1968, School of Law, Life Member, Partner, Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, Brownsville, TX

Maria Alma Solis
BS 1978, College of Education, MA 1982, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Research Scientist, Washington, D.C.

Michael W. Young
BA 1971, PhD 1975, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

 

2018

Robert A. Estrada
BS 1969, Moody College of Education, JD 1983, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney and Chairman Emeritus of Estrada Hinojosa & Co., Former Regent UT System, Fort Worth, TX

R. Steven Hicks
BA 1972, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Owner and Executive Chairman of Capstar Partners, Former Regent UT System, Austin TX

Anitha Mitchell Logan
BA 1965, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Faculty Member at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Warren Mithoff
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business JD 1971, School of Law, Life Member, Founder of Mithoff Law and Mithoff Pro Bono Program at the UT School of Law, Houston TX

William P. O’Hara
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Educator and Philanthropist, Austin, TX

Robert Schenkkan
BA 1975, College of Fine Arts, Life Member, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Author, New York City, NY

 

2017

John L. Adams
BBA 1966, McCombs School of Business, JD 1969, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chair and CEO of Chase Bank of Texas, Former Vice Chairman of Trinity Industries, Dallas, TX

Vice Admiral (Dr.) Raquel Cruz Bono
BA 1979, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Director of the Defense Health Agency, Bethesda, MD

David O. Brown
1983, Retired Chief of the Dallas Police Department, Managing Director for Kroll, Dallas, TX

Michael L. “Mickey” Klein
BS 1958, Cockrell School of Engineering, JD 1963, School of Law, Life Member, Independent Oil and Gas Producer, Chair of the Blanton Museum of Art National Leadership Board, Austin, TX

David A. Ott
BA 1968, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Surgeon-in-Chief of Texas Heart Institute at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Houston, TX

Sonia Pérez
BJ 1978, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, President of AT&T Louisiana, Board Member of the UT System Foundation, Former President of the Texas Exes, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2016

Governor Greg Abbott
BBA 1981, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, 48th Governor of Texas, Former Texas Attorney General and Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Austin, TX

The Honorable Preston “Pete“ Geren
BA 1975, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1978, School of Law, Life Member, President and Chief Executive Office of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Former U.S. Secretary of the Army and Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Fort Worth, TX

Woody L. Hunt
BBA 1966, MBA 1970, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies, Former Vice Chairman of UT System Board of Regents, El Paso, TX

Arthel Neville
BJ 1986, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Weekend Anchor for America's News HQ on Fox News Channel, New York, NY

Bobby Stillwell
BBA 1959, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1961, School of Law, Life Member, Retired Partner of Baker Botts and former UT System Regent, Houston, TX

Septime Webre
BA 1984, College of Liberal Arts, International Ballet Choreographer and Artistic Director of the S&R Foundation/Halcyon Stage, Washington, D.C.

 

2015

James Allison
BA 1969, PhD 1973 College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, chairman of the Dept. of Immunology and executive director, Immunotherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dan Burck
BBA 1956, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, independent chairman of the Board of American Campus Communities, former chancellor of the UT System, and founding director of ESPN, (In Memoriam), Austin, TX (Deceased)

James C. Langdon, Jr.
BBA 1967, McCombs School of Business, JD 1970, School of Law, Life Member, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and leading authority on international energy law, Washington, D.C.

Robert Rodriguez
BS 2008, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, filmmaker and founder of El Rey Network, Austin, TX

Judy Tate
BS 1973, Life Member, College of Education, longtime supporter of the Blanton Museum of Art, civic leader, and UT advocate, Houston, TX

Stephanie Wilson
MS 1992, Cockrell School of Engineering, NASA astronaut, Houston, TX

 

2014

Earl Christian Campbell
BS 1979, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, longhorn Heisman Trophy winner in 1977 and one of the greatest running backs to play in the NFL, Austin, TX

H. Scott Caven, Jr.
BBA 1964, Life Member, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1967, School of Law, managing director of Atlantic Trust, Houston, TX

Dealey Herndon
BA 1969, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, former executive director for the State Preservation Board of Texas, Austin, TX

John Massey
LLB 1966, School of Law, Life Member, chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds Investment Committee, Dallas, TX

Matthew McConaughey
BS 1993, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Academy Award-winning actor, Austin, TX

Karen Nyberg
MS 1996, PhD 1998, Cockrell School of Engineering NASA astronaut, Houston, TX

 

2013

Linda Addison
A 1973, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1976, School of Law, Life Member, Global head of dispute resolution and litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright, New York, NY

Charles Fraser, Jr.
BA 1980, School of Natural Sciences, pediatric heart surgeon and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Wallace Jefferson
JD 1988, School of Law, Life Member, first African-American chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, TX

Janiece Longoria
BA 1976, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1979, School of Law, Life Member, partner in the firm of Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall, Houston, TX

Robert Rowling
BBA 1976, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, chief executive officer of TRT Holdings, Inc. Dallas, TX

James Truchard
BS 1964, MA 1967, College of Natural Sciences, PhD 1974, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, President and CEO of National Instruments, Dallas, TX

 

2012

Laura Bush
MLS 1973, School of Information, former first lady of the United States, Dallas, TX

Julius Glickman
BA 1962, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1966, School of Law, Life Member, philanthropist and attorney, Houston, TX

Charles Matthews
BA 1967, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dallas, TX

Admiral Bill McRaven
BJ 1977, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Chancellor, UT System, Commander, United States Special Operations Command, Austin, TX

Melinda Perrin
BS 1969, School of Education, Life Member, civic leader and former chair of the Hermann Hospital board of trustees, Houston, TX

Hector Ruiz
BS 1968, MS 1970, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Partner and managing director of Bull Ventures and ANSI Capital, Austin, TX

 

2011

James Huffines
BBA 1973, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, President & Chief Operating Officer, PlainsCapital Corporation, Dallas, TX

Jodie Jiles
M MPA 1979, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Houston, TX

John Barnhill
BJ 1959, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Retired Executive Vice President & General Sales Manager, Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, TX

Jon Brumley
BBA 1961, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman & CEO, Bounty Investments, LP, Fort Worth, TX

Jane Chesnutt
BJ 1973, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Former Editor-in-Chief, Woman's Day, New York, NY

The Honorable Pam Willeford
BA College of Liberal Arts 71, JD 1975, School of Law, Life Member, Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Austin, TX

 

2010

David Beck
JD 1965, School of Law, Life Member, Founder & Managing partner, Beck Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Houston, TX

Ernie Cockrell
BES 1967, Cockrell School of Education, MBA 1970, Life Member, McCombs School of Education, Life Member, Chairman, Cockrell Interests, Inc., Houston, TX

Gary Kelly
BBA 1977, McCombs School of Education, Life Member, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Southwest Airlines, Plano, TX

Hector De Leon
BS 1970, College of Education, JD 1973, School of Law, Life Member, Founder & Managing Partner, De Leon & Washburn, P.C., Austin, TX

Libba Massey
BS 1961, College of Education, Life Member, Education Philanthropy & Community Volunteer, Dallas, TX

The Honorable Diane Wood
BA College of Liberal Arts 71, JD 1975, School of Law, Life Member, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Hinsdale, IL

2000 – 2009

2009

Vice Admiral Vivien Crea
BA 1972, College of Natural Sciences, Vice Commandant & Chief Operating Officer of the US Coast Guard, Alexandria, VA

Jack Crosby
BBA Business Administration 1949, Life Member, Chairman of the Rust Group & Philanthropist, Austin, TX

James Dick
BM 1963, College of Fine Arts, Life Member, Renowned Concert Pianist, Round Top, TX

Lee Godfrey
BA 1966, College of Natural Sciences, JD 1969, School of Law, Life Member, Trial Lawyer & Co-Managing Partner of Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston, TX

The Honorable Edward Prado
BA 1969, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1972, School of Law, Life Member, US Circuit Judge with Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Antonio, TX

Darren Walker
BS 1982, Moody School of Communication, BA 1982, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1986, School of Law, Life Member, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY

 

2008

The Honorable Linnet Deily
BA 1967, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former Deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Houston, TX

Marcia Harden
BA 1980, School of Fine Arts, Life Member, Academy Award-winning Actor, Mountain Dale, NY

Tom Hicks
BBA 1969, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hicks Holdings LLC, Dallas, TX

Tex Moncrief
BS 1942, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, President of the William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Foundation; Rancher, Oil and Gas Producer, Fort Worth, TX

Ricardo Romo
BS 1967, College of Education, Life Member, President of the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Salam Fayyad
PhD 1986, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority, Washington, DC

 

2007

Juliet Garcia
PhD 1976, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, President, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX

The Honorable Antonio Garza
BBA 1980, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, San Antonio, TX

Mark McLaughlin
BBA 1952 McCombs School of Business, LLB 1954, School of Law, Life Member, Rancher, Banker, Lawyer, San Angelo, TX

Jane Monday
BS 1963, College of Education, Life Member, Author, Civic Leader, Former Mayor of Huntsville, Huntsville, TX

Rex Tillerson
BS 1975, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Bartonville, TX

Charles Tate
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Private Equity Healthcare Investments, Chairman and Founder, Capital Royalty L.P., Houston, TX

 

2006

Ada Anderson
MED 1965, College of Education, Life Member, Civic Leader, Educator and Business Owner, Austin, TX

Michael Dell
1983, Life Member, Chairman of the Board of Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX

Caroline Hunt
BA 1943, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Honorary Chairman, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Founder and President of Lady Primrose's, Dallas, TX

Diana Natalicio
MA 1964, PhD 1969, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, President, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Larry Faulkner
PhD 1969, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, President, Houston Endowment Inc., Former President, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

The Honorable Bill White
JD 1979, School of Law, Life Member, Mayor, City of Houston, Houston, TX

 

2005

The Honorable Rodney Ellis
MPAFF 1977, LBJ School of Public Affairs, JD 1979, School of Law, Life Member, Texas State Senator, District 13, Houston, TX

Jim Mulva
BBA 1968, MBA 1969, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

Morton H. Meyerson
BA 1961, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Chair, 2M Companies, Inc. and The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation, Dallas, TX

Shirley Bird Perry
BS 1958, MA 1967, School of Education, Life Member, Senior Vice President, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Sara Martinez Tucker
BJ 1976, Moody College of Communications, MBA 1979, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Under Secretary of Education at the U.S. Dept. of Education & former President and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Dallas, TX

 

2004

John Coetzee
PhD 1969, College of Liberal Arts, Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, Newton, AU

Kenny Jastrow
BBA 1969, MBA 1971, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman and CEO - Temple-Inland, Inc., Round Mountain, TX

Terry Long
BS 1948, MED 1951, EDD 1965, College of Education, Life Member, Educator Civic Leader and Philanthropist, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Roy Spence
BA 1971, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, President and Founding Partner, GSD&M, Austin, TX

The Honorable Bill Ratliff
BS 1960, Cockrell School of Education, Life Member, Former Lt. Governor and State Senator/Consulting Engineer, Mount Pleasant, TX

Trisha Wilson
BS 1969, School of Architecture, Life Member, President and Owner of Wilson & Associates, Dallas, TX

 

2003

Jeff Heller
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, President & Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Data Systems, Inc., Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Professor Hal Box
BAR 1950, School of Architecture, Life Member, Architect, Retired UT Dean of Architecture, Professor Emeritus, Austin, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Carole Keeton
BA 1961, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Texas Comptroller, Austin, TX

The Honorable Judith Zaffirini
BS 1967, College of Education, MA 1970, PhD 1978, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Texas State Senator; Owner Zaffirini Communications, Laredo, TX

The Honorable Pete Coneway
BBA 1966, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs & Co., Houston, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Tom Loeffler
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business, JD 1971, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney, Loeffler, Tuggey, Pauerstein, Rosenthal, LLP, Dallas, TX

 

2002

Joaquin Cigarroa
1943, Life Member, Physician, Laredo, TX (Deceased)

Corby Robertson
BBA 1969, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quintana Minerals Corporation, Houston, TX

Curtis Meadows
BBA 1960, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1962, School of Law, Life Member, Of Counsel Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas, TX

Elmer Kelton
BJ 1948, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Author and Retired Agricultural Journalist San Angelo, TX (Deceased)

John A. “Jack” Jackson
BA 1940, Jackson School of GeoSciences, Life Member, Geologist and Entrepreneur, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Don Evans
BS 1969, MBA 1973, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Midland, TX

 

2001

Gordon Appleman
BA 1959, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Partner at Thompson & Knight L.L.P., Fort Worth, TX

Betty Sue Flowers
BA 1969, MA 1970, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Director of the LBJ Library, New York, NY

The Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa
BA 1972, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, U.S. District Judge Southern District of Texas, McAllen, TX

The Honorable Ron Kirk
JD 1979, Life Member, Former Mayor of Dallas; Secretary of State - Texas Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, TX

Joe Long
BA 1951, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1958, School of Law, Life Member, Banker, Lawyer, Investments, Austin, TX

Jon Newton
BA 1969, College of Liberal Arts, LLB, 1965, School of Law, Life Member, Retired - Vice Chairman American General Corporation, Austin, TX

 

2000

Alejandro Junco de la Vega
BJ 1969, Moody College of Communications, Publisher of El Norte/El Sol; Reforma; Mural Newspapers, Austin, TX

John Fainter
BA 1962, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1963, School of Law, Life Member, President and CEO, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc., Austin, TX (Deceased)

Lowell Lebermann
1962, Life Member, Chairman Centex Beverage Inc. Austin, TX (Deceased)

John Stuart
BBA 1958, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Managing Partner, Little Elm Investments Co., Dallas, TX

Ellen Temple
BA 1964, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Civic Leader, Lufkin, TX

Virgil Waggoner
MA 1950, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, President and CEO of JVW Investments, Ltd., Houston, TX (Deceased)

1990 – 1999

1999

Jamie Clements
BA 1953, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1955, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney at Law, Retired General Counsel Scott & White Medical Center Temple, TX (Deceased)

Ed Dorn
BA 1967, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, former Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs & former Under Secretary of Defense, Austin, TX

Shirley Kenny
BA 1955, College of Liberal Arts, BJ 1955, Moody College of Communication, President, State University of New York at Stony Brook, McLean, VA (Deceased)

Ron Steinhart
BBA 1962, MBA 1963, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman & CEO, Commercial Banking Group, Bank One Corporation, Dallas, TX

Howard Terry
BBA 1938, McCombs School of Business, Chairman, The Terry Companies and The Terry Foundation, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Jim Willerson
BA 1961, Natural Sciences, Life Member, Professor of Medicine, President of University of Texas Health Sciences Center, President Elect Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1998

Shelby Carter
BBA 1953, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, UT Distinguished Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration and Graduate Business School, Chairman of the Board Pervasive Software Inc. (PVSW), Austin, TX (Deceased)

Luis Jimenez
BS 1964, Artist & Sculptor, College of Fine Arts, Hondo, NM (Deceased)

Red McCombs
1950, Life Member, Chairman of the Board and Owner, McCombs Enterprises, San Antonio, TX

Lee Jamail
1952, Life Member, Community Leader and Philanthropist, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Ben Streetman
BS 1961, MS 1963, PhD 1966, Life Member, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Dean, College of Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Weldon Smith
BBA 1934, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board, Big 6 Drilling Company, Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1997

Les Alberthal
BBA 1968, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman of the Board & CEO, EDS, Plano, TX

Jean Andrews
BS 1944, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Artist & Writer Austin, TX (Deceased)

Jose Cardenas
BA 1950, College of Liberal Arts, EDD 1966, College of Education, Life Member, Director Emeritus, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX

Ben Crenshaw
1973, Life Member, Professional Golfer, Austin, TX

Bernard “B” Rapoport
BA 1939, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Income Life Insurance Company, Waco, TX (Deceased)

Harry Reasoner
LLB 1962, School of Law, Life Member, Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Houston, TX

 

1996

Margaret Berry
BA 1937, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Historian, Author, Former Professor & Student Affairs Administrator, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Janey Briscoe
BS 1971, MED 1972, College of Education, Life Member, Former First Lady of Texas, Uvalde, TX (Deceased)

Lauro Guerra
BA 1949, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Physician McAllen, McAllen, TX (Deceased)

Joe Jamail
BA 1950, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1953, School of Law, Life Member, Owner Jamail & Kolius, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Mike Myers
BBA 1959, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1963, School of Law, Life Member, Chairman of the Board & President, Myers Financial Corporation, Dallas, TX

Shannon Ratliff
BA 1961, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1964, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney, Austin, TX

 

1995

The Honorable Ben Barnes
1957, Life Member, Former Lieutenant Governor, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Principal; Ben Barnes Group, Austin, TX

Jenks Garrett
BA 1937, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1937, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney - Harris Finley & Bogle Former Regent UT System Fort Worth, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
BA 1992, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1967, School of Law, Life Member, U.S. Senator, Dallas, TX

Dick Johnson
BBA 1954, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman Emeritus, The Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Don Jordan
BBA 1954, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman and CEO, Houston Industries Inc. - Reliant Energy Inc., Houston, TX

Beryl Milburn
BA 1941, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Artist, Civic Political Leader, Former Chairman Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Former Regent UT System, Austin, TX (Deceased)

 

1994

Jean Kaspar
BA 1952, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Former Board of Directors & Shareholder Kaspar Wire Works Inc., President 4K Ranch Properties, Civic Leader & Philanthropist, Shiner, TX (Deceased)

Tom Kite
BBA 2003, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Professional Golfer, Austin, TX

Joe Painter
BS 1945, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Retired Physician Former President American Medical Association, Houston, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Federico Pena
BA 1968, College of Liberal Arts, JD 1971, School of Law, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, Former Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation, Former Mayor of Denver, Denver, CO

Charlie Seay
BBA 1936, McCombs School of Business, Philanthropist & Investor Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Charly Walker
BBA 1947, MBA 1948, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M and Emory Universities, Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Payson, AZ

 

1993

Morris Atlas
BBA 1949, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1950, School of Law, Life Member, Senior and Founding Partner, Atlas & Hall LLP, McAllen, TX (Deceased)

Sam Barshop
BBA 1951, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman of the Board, Barshop & Oles Company, L.P., Founder and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of La Quinta Inns Inc., San Antonio, TX (Deceased)

Louis Beecherl
BS 1948, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman and CEO, Texas Oil and Gas Corporation, Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Bud Frazier
BA 1963, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Chief Cardiopulmonary, Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute Professor of Surgery University of Texas Medical School, Professor of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Shelby Hearon
BA 1953, College of Liberal Arts, Novelist, Burlington, VT (Deceased)

Dan Williams
BS 1935, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman and Director, Southland Financial Corp., President and Director Southland Life Insurance Corp. & Chairman Board of Regents UT System, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1992

John Chase
MAR 1952, School of Architecture, Life Member, President and CEO, John S. Chase F.A.I.A. Architect Inc., Houston, TX (Deceased)

Earnie Gloyna
MS 1949, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Emeritus, Bettie Margaret Smith Chair in Environmental Engineering, Former Dean, UT College of Engineering, Consultant, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Karen House
BJ 1970, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, President, Dow Jones International Group, Princeton, NJ

Tom Law
BA 1939, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1942, School of Law, Life Member, Of Counsel and former president Law Firm of Law Snakard & Gambill, Fort Worth, TX (Deceased)

Annette Strauss
BA 1944, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Consultant & Former Mayor of Dallas, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Tommy Tune
BFA 1961, College of Fine Arts, Broadway Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer and Actor, New York, NY

 

1991

Nasser Al-Rashid
BS 1965, PhD 1970, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Chairman Rashid Engineering; Engineering Consultant to King Fahd and the Royal Court, Austin, TX

Ruben Cardenas
LLB 1958, School of Law, Life Member, Partner, Law Firm of Cárdenas, Whitis & Stephen LLP, McAllen, TX (Deceased)

Rita Clements
BA 1953, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former First Lady of Texas, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Frank Denius
LLB 1949 School of Law, Life Member, Attorney and Businessman, Austin, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable John Hill
LLB 1947, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court and Attorney General of Texas, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Bryce Jordan
BM 1948, MM 1949, School of Fine Arts, Life Member, President Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, Austin, TX (Deceased)

 

1990

Bob Dedman
BS 1946, BA 1949, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1948, School of Law, Life Member, Founder & Former Chairman of the Board of ClubCorp, Inc., Dallas, TX (Deceased)

John King
PhD 1957, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chancellor and President Emeritus Huston-Tillotson College, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Louis Pearce
1939, Life Member, Rancher, Chairman of the Board, Pearce Industries Inc., Houston, TX (Deceased)

Larry Temple
BBA 1957, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1959, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney, Former Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX

Jere Thompson
BBA 1954, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, President the Williamsburg Corporation, Former CEO and President the Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX

The Honorable Ralph W. Yarborough
LLB 1927, School of Law, Life Member, Former United States Senator & Attorney, Austin, TX (Deceased)

1980 – 1989

1989

Robert Benton
BFA 1953, School of Fine Arts, SRJ, Inc., Screenwriter and Director, New York, NY

George Christian
BJ 1971, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Former Press Secretary to President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Public Affairs Consultant, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Hector Perez Garcia, M.D.
BA 1936, College of Liberal Arts, Founder American GI Forum of the United States & Physician, Corpus Christi, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Reynaldo Garza
BA 1939, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1939, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, Brownsville, TX (Deceased)

Jim Bob Moffett
BS 1961, Jackson School of GeoSciences, Life Member, Chairman of the Board, Freeport-McMoRan, Copper and Gold, Inc., New Orleans, LA (Deceased)

Edith O’Donnell
BA 1948, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Philanthropist, Board Member Dallas Museum of Art Secretary - Treasurer O'Donnell Foundation, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1988

John Duncan
BBA 1949, McCombs Business School, Life Member, John H. Duncan Interests, Former President of Gulf & Western Industries, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Robert W. Calvert
LLB 1931, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Waco, TX (Deceased)

Ambassador Vilma Martinez
BA 1964, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson, Former President and General Counsel Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Frank McBee
BS 1947, MS 1950, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, McBee Investments, Former Chairman Tracor, Inc., Austin, TX (Deceased)

Fladger Freeman Tannery
BBA 1933, MBA 1935, PhD 1941, McCombs School of Business, Former Chairman of the Board Pepsi Co, Inc., President of Frito-Lay Inc., Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Eli Wallach
BA 1936, College of Liberal Arts, Academy Award winning Actor: Theater Film and Television, New York, NY (Deceased)

 

1987

Bill Harvin
BA 1946, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1947, School of Law, Life Member, Retired Managing Partner of Baker & Botts, Former Chairman of the Board Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Jube Richard Parten
1917, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board of Parten Oil Company, Madisonville, TX (Deceased)

Jack G. Taylor
BBA 1936, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Investments, Oil and Gas Production, Austin, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Jim Wright
1942, Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Fort Worth, TX (Deceased)

 

1986

The Honorable James Baker
LLB 1957, School of Law, Senior Partner, Baker & Botts LLP 1993 - present, 61st Secretary of State (1989 -1992), Former White House Chief of Staff & Counselor to the President (1992 - 1993), 67th Secretary of the Treasury (1985), Houston, TX

The Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr.
BBA 1943, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Governor of Texas Uvalde, TX (Deceased)

William Cunningham
BS 1927, MS 1929, PhD 1941, Cockrell School of Engineering, Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Bill Moyers
BJ 1956, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Journalist, Public Affairs Television, Inc., New York, NY

 

1985

Barbara Conrad
BM 1959, College of Fine Arts, Life Member, Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera, Washington, DC (Deceased)

Ruth Hartgraves
BA 1925, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Retired Physician Obstetrics and Gynecology, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Admiral Bob Inman
BA 1950, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, Retired Admiral U.S. Navy, Austin, TX

William Douglas Noel
BBA 1935, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Chairman of the Board, Rexene Corporation and El Paso Products Company Odessa, TX (Deceased)

Bill Seay
BBA 1941, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Southwestern Life Insurance Co., Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Joe C. Walter Jr.
BS 1949, Cockrell School of Engineering, MA 1951, Jackson School of Geosciences Life Member, Former Chairman & President Walter International, Inc., Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1984

Captain Bob Crippen
BS 1960, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former President Thiokol Propulsion Former Astronaut N.A.S.A., Former Director Kennedy Space Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Emmette Redford
BA 1927, MA 1928, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former Ashbel Smith Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Hayden Wilson Head
LLB 1937, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner, Head and Kendrick, Corpus Christi, TX (Deceased)

Johnny Thompson
BBA 1948, McCombs School of Business, Former President, Hayden Company, & Chairman, The Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1983

Jane Blumberg
BA 1937, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Chairman of Board - Seguin Bank & Trust Co. Former Regent UT System, Seguin, TX (Deceased)

Ernest D. Cockrell Jr.
BS 1936, College of Education, Life Member, Former Director, Cockrell Oil Corporation, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Joe King
BS 1925, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Consultant-Engineering & Business Management, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Abdullah Tariki
MA 1947, Jackson School of Geosciences, Chairman, Petroleum Consultants, Inc.; Former Oil Minister, Saudi Arabia (Deceased)

 

1982

Tom Barrow
BS 1945, Cockrell School of Engineering, MA 1948, Jackson School of Geosciences, Life Member, President T-Bar-X Houston, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Joe Kilgore
1938, 1939-1941 & 1945-1946, Life Member, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives & Regent, UT System, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Robert Preston Shirley
LLB 1933, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner, Mills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett, Galveston, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Bob Strauss
LLB 1941, School of Law, Life Member, Former Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981, Former Chairman, Democratic National Committee, Executive Senior Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1981

The Honorable Bill Archer
BBA 1950, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1951, School of Law, Life Member, United States Congressman (Retired), Washington, DC

Nettie Lee Benson
BA 1929, MA 1936, PhD 1949, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Professor of Latin American History, The University of Texas, Houston, TX (Deceased)

John Bookout
BS 1949, MA 1950, Jackson School of Geosciences, Life Member, Former President and CEO Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX

Jack Harbin
BBA 1939, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman and CEO, Halliburton Company, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1980

The Honorable Lloyd Bentsen
LLB 1942, School of Law, Life Member, Former Secretary of the Treasury, 1992-94 and U.S. Senator, 1971-92 Houston, TX (Deceased)

Jack Stuart Gray Sr.
BBA 1935, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Investments consultant, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Dan Krausse
BS 1947, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Chairman and President, Trinity Energy, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Mark A. Martin
BBA 1935, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1937, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner, Strasburger & Price, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

1970 – 1979

1979

Bob Parker
BS 1944, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Chairman of the Board, Parker Drilling Company, Tulsa, OK (Deceased)

Frank Craig Erwin Jr.
LLB 1948, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chairman Board of Regents, UT System, Private Law Practice, Austin, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Jake Pickle
BA 1938, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives, Brown McCarroll Law Firm, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Wales Madden
BA 1950, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1952, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney & Businessman, Former Regent UT System, Amarillo, TX (Deceased)

 

1978

Jack Hubbard
BA 1938, MA 1939, PhD 1950, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, President Emeritus, The University of Southern California, Former U.S. Ambassador to India, Rancho Mirage, CA (Deceased)

Jack Blanton
BA 1947, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1950, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board Houston Endowment Inc., Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System, Former President, The Ex-Students' Association, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Kraft W. Eidman
BA 1935, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1935, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Nancy Lee Bass
BA 1937, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Philanthropist, Vice President Sid Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX (Deceased)

 

1977

Rex Baker
BA 1941, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1947, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney Houston, TX (Deceased)

H. Frank Connally Jr.
BA 1934, College of Liberal Art, Life Member, Physician and Civic Leader, Kerrville, TX (Deceased)

L. L. “Tex” Colbert
BBA 1925, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former President and Chairman of the Board Chrysler Corporation, Naples, FL (Deceased)

Margaret McDermott
1933, Life Member, Philanthropist, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

 

1976

Marvin K. Collie Jr.
BA 1941, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1941, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Dean Page Keeton
BA 1931, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1931, School of Law, Life Member, Former Dean UT School of Law, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Lorene Rogers
MA 1946, PhD 1948, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, President Emerita, The University of Texas Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Ralph Spence
BBA 1942, McCombs School of Business, Chairman, Gutenberg Bible Acquisition for UT, Independent Oil Operator Tyler, TX (Deceased)

 

1975

Liz Carpenter
BJ 1942, Moody College of Communications, Life Member, Author and Lecturer, Former Press Secretary to the First Lady, Former Assistant Secretary of Education, Leader for ERA Austin, TX (Deceased)

Butch Granville
BS 1937, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Texaco, Inc., Rockport, ME (Deceased)

Ben Love
BBA 1948, McCombs School of Business, Life Member Director, Retired Chairman and CEO (1972-89) Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Houston, TX (Deceased)

Harry Huntt Ransom
1937, Life Member, Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Mario Ramirez
1945, Life Member, Physician, Former Regent, UT System, Former President Texas Medical Association, Former Starr County Judge, McAllen, TX (Deceased)

J. D. Wrather Jr.
BA 1939, College of Fine Arts, Former President, The Wrather Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA (Deceased)

 

1974

The Honorable Joe Greenhill
BBA 1936, McCombs School of Business, BA 1936, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1939, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Of Counsel Baker & Botts Austin, TX (Deceased)

Bernice Moore
BJ 1924, Moody College of Communication, MA1932, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Special Consultant, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Arno Nowotny
BA 1922, MA 1932, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1925, School of Law, Life Member, Former Dean of Student Life, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

J. Leroy Jeffers Sr.
LLB 1932, School of Law, Life Member, Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System; Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX (Deceased)

William Smith White
1926, Author and Columnist, Louisville, KY (Deceased)

 

1973

George R. Brown
1919, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board, Brown & Root Inc., Houston, TX (Deceased)

Margaret Cousins
BA 1926, College of Liberal Arts, Author and Editor, San Antonio, TX (Deceased)

Tom Landry
BBA 1949, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Mauricio Madero
1933, Life Member, President of Pesquera Atlantida and General Manager of Productos Refrigerados, Miguel Hidalgo 11590 MEX (Deceased)

Vernon F. Neuhaus Sr.
1920, Life Member, Owner, Neuhaus Properties, McAllen, TX (Deceased)

 

1972

Nellie Connally
1940, Life Member, Former First Lady of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Wilson H. Elkins
BA 1932, MA 1932, College of Liberal Arts, Former President Emeritus, The University of Maryland, Hyattsville, MD (Deceased)

Jack Josey
BS 1939, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board, Josey Oil Company, Houston, TX (Deceased)

DeWitt Carter Reddick
BJ 1925, Moody College of Communication, MA 1928, College of Liberal Arts, Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Education, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)

David Thomas Searls
LLB 1929, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Member, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1971

George J. Beto
MA 1944, College of Liberal Arts, PhD 1955, College of Education, Life Member, Director, Texas Department of Corrections, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sam Houston State University, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Miguel R. Cardenas
LLB 1917, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Partner, Cardenas-Sepulveda Law Offices, Mexico D F Mexico (Deceased)

Charles S. Coates
1936, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board and President, Trans Canada Pipelines, Ltd., Navasota, TX (Deceased)

John Sayers Redditt
LLB 1921, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney and Civic Leader, Lufkin, TX (Deceased)

 

1970

Captain Alan Bean
BS 1955, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, American Space Artist/Apollo XII and Skylab II Astronaut, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Joseph Deiss
BA 1933, MA 1934, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Author, Former Vice-Director of the American Academy in Rome Gainesville, FL (Deceased)

Merton Melrose Minter
BA 1925, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Physician, San Antonio, TX (Deceased)

Luis Flores-Arias
BS 1923, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former President of Concreto, S. A. Consulting Engineer, Miguel Hidalgo 11000 MEX (Deceased)

Herbert J. Frensley
1929, Life Member, Former Chief Executive Officer, Brown & Root Inc., Houston, TX (Deceased)

1960 – 1969

1969

Fernando Belaunde-Terry
BAR 1935, School of Architecture, Life Member, Constitutional President of Peru from 1980-85, (Deceased)

Roy Crane
1922, Life Member, Cartoonist, Orlando, FL (Deceased)

Kathryn Crosby
BFA 1955, College of Fine Arts, Actress and Author, Carson City, NV

Benno Schmidt
BA 1936, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1936, School of Law, Former Senior Partner J.H. Whitney & Co., New York, NY (Deceased)

O. Pendleton Thomas
MBA 1941, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Director B. F. Goodrich Co., Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1968

Bob Dorsey
BS 1940, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman and CEO, Gulf Oil Corporation, Austin, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Bill Heath
1923, Life Member, Former Ambassador to Sweden, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Fess Parker
BA 1950, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Television and Film Star Los Olivos, CA (Deceased)

Gail H. Whitcomb
BA 1931, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1931, School of Law, Life Member, Attorney and Civic Leader Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1967

William Bartholomew Bates
LLB 1915, School of Law, Life Member, Senior Partner, Fullbright, Crooker, Freeman, Bates and Jaworski Houston, TX (Deceased)

Dause Bibby
BBA 1933, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman and CEO Stromberg-Carlson Corporation, Naples, FL (Deceased)

The Honorable Edward A. Clark
LLB 1928, School of Law, Former Ambassador to Australia, Senior Partner, Clark, Thomas, Winters & Newton, Austin, TX (Deceased)

Robert Ewing Thomason
LLB 1900, School of Law, Life Member, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Mayor of El Paso, United States Congressman, U. S. District Judge, El Paso, TX (Deceased)

 

1966

Gen. D. Harold Byrd
1921, Life Member, Co-Founder, LTV Corporation, Dallas, TX (Deceased)

Denton Cooley
BA 1941, College of Natural Sciences, Life Member, Surgeon-in-Chief Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Harding L. Lawrence
BBA 1942, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO, Braniff International 1050 BRUSELLS (Deceased)

Tom Sealy
LLB 1931, School of Law, Life Member, Former Senior Attorney, Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder Inc., Midland, TX (Deceased)

 

1965

Tex Cook
BS 1930, Cockrell School of Engineering, Life Member, Former Chairman and CEO, General Foods Corporation, Austin, TX (Deceased)

John B. Holmes Sr.
BBA 1943, McCombs School of Business, Life Member, Independent Oil Operator, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Leonard F. McCollum
BA 1925, Jackson School of Geosciences, Life Member, Former Chairman, Continental Oil Company, Houston, TX (Deceased)

The Honorable Homer Thornberry
BBA 1932, McCombs School of Business, LLB 1936, School of Law, Former Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, Austin, TX (Deceased)

 

1964

Walter Cronkite
1935, Life Member, Special Correspondent, CBS Inc. New York, NY (Deceased)

Charles Inge Francis
BA 1915, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1917, LLM 1917, School of Law, Founder Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, Houston, TX (Deceased)

Lady Bird Johnson
BA 1933, BL 1964, College of Liberal Arts, BJ 1934, Moody College of Communication, Life Member, Former First Lady of the United States, Stonewall, TX (Deceased)

 

1963

Hines Baker
BA 1917, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1917, School of Law, Life Member, President Humble Oil & Refining Company Houston, TX (Deceased)

Rex G. Baker Sr.
BA 1917, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1917, School of Law, Life Member, Director Vice President and General Counsel Humble Oil & Refining Company Houston, TX (Deceased)

Ima Hogg
1901, Philanthropist, Houston, TX (Deceased)

James Iley McCord
MA 1942, College of Liberal Arts, Former Chancellor, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ (Deceased)

C. R. Smith
1924, Life Member, Former Chairman, American Airlines Inc. & U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Annapolis, MD (Deceased)

 

1962

Tom C. Clark
BA 1921, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1922, School of Law, Life Member, Former Associate Justice U. S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC (Deceased)

James Anderson Elkins
LLB 1901, School of Law, Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins Houston, TX (Deceased)

Allan Shivers
BA 1931, College of Liberal Arts, LLB 1933, School of Law, Governor of Texas Austin, TX (Deceased)

Gus Sessions Wortham
1911, Founder, American General Insurance Group, Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1961

The Honorable John B. Connally
LLB 1941, School of Law, Life Member, Former Governor of Texas, Houston, TX (Deceased)

 

1960

Logan Wilson
MA 1927, College of Liberal Arts, Former President and Chancellor, The University of Texas, Houston, TX (Deceased)

1958

1958

Robert Bernerd Anderson
LLB 1932, School of Law, Life Member, U. S. Secretary of the Treasury New York, NY (Deceased)

Ramon Quintana Beteta
BA 1923, College of Liberal Arts, Life Member, Director-General Novedades national newspaper of Mexico, (Deceased)

Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn
1908, Life Member, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bonham, TX (Deceased)

Walter Prescott Webb
BA 1915, MA 1920, PhD 1932, College of Liberal Arts, Distinguished Professor of History, The University of Texas, Austin, TX (Deceased)