From time to time, there emerges an individual who was not a student at the University of Texas at Austin whose service makes a profound and positive difference to the university. In recognition of this remarkable service, the Texas Exes may, by consensus of its past presidents, present a special award in conjunction with the annual Distinguished Alumnus Awards. The merit of the award is defined by the quality and stature of recipients, and is not routinely awarded.
William H. Cunningham, Life Member
William H. Cunningham, Life Member, holds the James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches corporate governance at McCombs School of Business and the Law School. Cunningham served as Chancellor of The University of Texas System, President of The University of Texas at Austin, and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Business, which is now named McCombs School of Business. He received his BBA, MBA, and PhD degrees from Michigan State University. His most recent book is The Texas Way: Money, Power, Politics and Ambition at The University.
William Powers, Jr., Life Member
Former president of The University of Texas
Former Head Coach of Women's Basketball Team, Former Women's Athletics Director, Texas Longhorns
Former Men's Athletics Director, Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal
Former Head Football Coach, Texas Longhorns
Elspeth Davies Rostow
Professor Emerita in American Studies, Professor and former Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
President, O'Donnell Foundation
Wiliam S. Livingston
Senior Vice President, the University of Texas at Austin
President Emeritus, the University of Texas at Austin