distinguished alumnus award

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Created in 1958, Distinguished Alumnus Awards are granted annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to the University of Texas. The awards are given on a Friday evening before a home football game. The Texas Exes recognizes as many as six recipients each year.

The 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Awards will take place at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Friday, November 2.

2018 Recipients

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Robert A. Estrada, BS ’69, JD ’83, Life Member

Robert A. Estrada, BS ’69, JD ’83, Life Member, is a Fort Worth attorney and businessman. He is chairman emeritus of Estrada Hinojosa & Co., a Dallas investment banking firm he co-founded in 1992 that specializes in municipal financial advisory and bond underwriting services. Estrada serves on the Oncor Electric Delivery LLC Board of Directors as chair of the Audit Committee. From 2001-08, Estrada served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents. In addition to his business and legal credentials, Estrada has extensive experience in government, including serving in the White House as a special assistant to President George H. W. Bush. He also served in the United States Air Force.

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R. Steven Hicks, BA ’72, Life Member

R. Steven Hicks, BA ’72, Life Member, owns and serves as executive chairman of the Austin-based private investment firm Capstar Partners, LLC. In February 2009, Hicks was appointed to The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry. He was reappointed in February 2011, and again in January 2015 by Gov. Greg Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus. In 2017, UT Austin's School of Social Work was named the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in honor of his remarkable generosity. Hicks built his career in the radio industry and in 1996 founded Capstar Broadcasting Corporation. Two years later, it was the nation’s largest radio station holding company.

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Anitha Mitchell Logan, BA ’65, Life Member

Anitha Mitchell Logan, BA ’65, Life Member, has spent her career focusing on health care delivery to the underserved, especially women. In recognition of these efforts she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles County Commission on Women in 2001. Logan was elected to the National Medical Honor Society (AOA) during her senior year at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and was the second African-American female to graduate from UTMB. From there, Mitchell became the first African-American intern in the Department of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, where she continues to serve on the faculty. In the 1980s, as health care delivery systems were evolving, Logan organized an Independent Physicians’ Association that has grown into a thriving business where she now serves as managing partner. 

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Richard Warren Mithoff, BBA ’68, JD ’71, Life Member

Richard Warren Mithoff, BBA ’68, JD ’71, Life Member, is one of the top trial lawyers in the country. In 1974, Mithoff went into practice with the firm that later became Jamail, Kolius & Mithoff and in 1983, he established his own firm that is now Mithoff Law. His diverse list of clients has included Conoco-Phillips, the family of former Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams and the family of police shooting victim Pedro Oregon. Mithoff has endowed several scholarships at UT, including a Presidential Scholarship for educationally, socially, and culturally disadvantaged students at Texas Law. He and his wife, Ginni, established the Mithoff Pro Bono Program at UT Law School and the Mithoff Track and Soccer Field House is named in his honor.

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William P. O’Hara, BBA ’68, Life Member

William P. O’Hara, BBA ’68, Life Member, turned his leadership experience in the corporate world into an opportunity to serve future generations as both an educator and a philanthropist. O’Hara began his career with Sears, Roebuck & Co. In 1987, he joined the senior management of the Dean Witter Financial Services Group and stayed with the firm through its merger with Morgan Stanley. He retired in 2000 and decided to give back as an accounting lecturer at The McCombs School of Business for 10 years, earning numerous teaching awards. He serves on the school's Advisory Council and is chair of The University of Texas at Austin's Audit Committee. In 2015, O’Hara was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame. He serves as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee for the board of the Texas Exes. During 2017, he served as interim co-executive director of the Texas Exes. 

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Robert Schenkkan, BA ’75, Life Member

Robert Schenkkan, BA ’75, Life Member, is the author of 16 plays, including All the Way, Building the Wall, and The Kentucky Cycle, and a musical, The Twelve. His work has been produced around the world, and his writing has been recognized with the highest honors—he is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner and has been nominated three times for the Emmy award. His movie and TV credits include Hacksaw Ridge, The Quiet American, All the Way, The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain, Crazy Horse, and Spartacus. Schenkkan is an alumnus of New Dramatists, a member of the National Theater Conference, the College of Fellows of the American Theater, and sits on the board of the Dramatists Guild, the Orchard Project, and the Lilly Awards.

Past Recipients

2017

John L. Adams, BBA ’66, JD ’69, Life Member
Vice Admiral (Dr.) Raquel Cruz Bono, BA ’79, Life Member
David O. Brown, ’83
Michael L. “Mickey” Klein, BS ’58, JD ’63, Life Member
David A. Ott, BA ’68, Life Member
Sonia Pérez, BJ ’78, Life Member

2016

Governor Greg Abbott, BBA ’81, Life Member
The Honorable Preston “Pete” Geren, BA ’75, JD ’78, Life Member
Woody L. Hunt, BBA ’66, MBA ’70, Life Member 
Arthel Neville, BJ ’86, Life Member
Bobby Stillwell, BBA ’59, LLB ’61, Life Member
Septime Webre, BA ’84

2015

Robert Rodriguez, BS 2008, Filmmaker and Founder of El Rey Network
James Allison, BA 1969, PhD 1973, Chairman of the Dept. of Immunology and Executive Director, Immontherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan Burck, BBA 1956, Independent Chariman of the Board of American Campus Communities, Former Chancellor of the UT System, and Founding Director of ESPN, (In Memoriam)
James C. Langdon, Jr., BBA 1967, JD 1970, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and leading authority on international energy law
Judy Tate, BS 1973, longtime supporter of the Blanton Museum of Art, civic leader, and UT advocate
Stephanie Wilson, MS 1992, NASA astronaut

2014

Earl Christian Campbell, BS 1979, 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, LLB 1967, managing director of Atlantic Trust, Houston, TX
Dealey Herndon, BA 1969, former Executive Director for the State Preservation Board of Texas, Austin, TX
John Massey, LLB 1966, Chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds Investment Committee, Dallas, TX
Matthew McConaughey, BS 1993, an Academy Award-winning actor, Austin, TX
Karen Nyberg, MS 1996, PhD 1998, NASA astronaut, Houston, TX

2013

Mrs. Linda Addison, BA 1973, JD 1976, Global head of dispute resolution and litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright, New York, NY
Charles Fraser, Jr., BA 1080, Pediatric heart surgeon and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Wallace Jefferson, JD 1988, first African-American chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, TX
Janiece Longoria, BA 1976, JD 1979, partner in the firm of Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall, Houston, TX
Robert Rowling, BBA 1976, Chief Executive Officer of TRT Holdings, Inc. Dallas, TX
James Truchard, BS 1964, MA 1967, President and CEO of National Instruments, Dallas, TX

2012

Chancellor Bill McRaven, BJ 1977, Commander, United States Special Operations Command, Austin, TX
Dr. Hector Ruiz, BS 1968, MS 1970, Partner and managing director of Bull Ventures and ANSI Capital, Austin, TX
Mr. Charles Matthews, BA 1967, Former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dallas, TX
Mr. Julius Glickman, BA 1962, LLB 1966, Philanthropist and attorney, Houston, TX
Mrs. Laura Bush, MLS 1973, Former first lady of the United States, Dallas, TX
Mrs. Melinda Perrin, BS 1969, Civic leader and former chair of the Hermann Hospital board of trustees, Houston, TX

2011

Mr. James Huffines, BBA 1973, President & Chief Operating Officer, PlainsCapital Corporation, Dallas, TX
Mr. Jodie Jiles, MPA 1979, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Houston, TX
Mr. John Barnhill, BJ 1959, Retired Executive Vice President & General Sales Manager, Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, TX
Mr. Jon Brumley, BBA 1961, Chairman & CEO, Bounty Investments, LP, Fort Worth, TX
Ms. Jane Chesnutt, BJ 1973, Former Editor-in-Chief, Woman's Day, New York, NY
The Honorable Pam Willeford, BA 1972, Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Austin, TX

2010

Mr. David Beck, LLB 1965, Founder & Managing partner, Beck Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Houston, TX
Mr. Ernie Cockrell, BES 1967, MBA 1970, Chairman, Cockrell Interests, Inc., Houston, TX
Mr. Gary Kelly, BBA 1977, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Southwest Airlines, Plano, TX
Mr. Hector De Leon, BS 1970, JD 1973, Founder & Managing Partner, De Leon & Washburn, P.C., Austin, TX
Mrs. Libba Massey, BS 1961, Education Philanthropy & Community Volunteer, Dallas, TX
The Honorable Diane Wood, BA 1971, JD 1975, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Hinsdale, IL

2009

Mr. Darren Walker, BS 1982, BA 1982, JD 1986, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, New York, NY
Mr. Jack Crosby, BBA 1949, Chairman of the Rust Group & Philanthropist, Austin, TX
Mr. James Dick, BM 1963, Renowned Concert Pianist, Round Top, TX
Mr. Lee Godfrey, BA 1966, JD 1969, Trial Lawyer & Co-Managing Partner of Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston, TX
The Honorable Edward Prado, BA 1969, JD 1972, US Circuit Judge with Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Antonio, TX
Vice Admiral Vivien Crea, BA 1972, Vice Commandant & Chief Operating Officer of the US Coast Guard, Alexandria, VA

2008

Dr. Ricardo Romo, BS 1967, President of the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Salam Fayyad, PHD 1986, Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority, Washington, DC
Mr. Tex Moncrief, BS 1942, President of the William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Foundation; rancher, oil and gas producer, Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Tom Hicks, BBA 1969, Chairman and chief executive officer of Hicks Holdings LLC, Dallas, TX
Ms. Marcia Harden, BA 1980, Academy Award-winning actor, Mountain Dale, NY
The Honorable Linnet Deily, BA 1967, Former deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Houston, TX

2007

Dr. Juliet Garcia, PHD 1976, President, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX
Mr. Charles Tate, BBA 1968, Private Equity Healthcare Investments, Chairman and Founder, Capital Royalty L.P., Houston, TX
Mr. Mark McLaughlin, BBA 1952, LLB 1954, Rancher, Banker, Lawyer, San Angelo, TX
Mr. Rex Tillerson, BS 1975, Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Bartonville, TX
Mrs. Jane Monday, BS 1963, Author, Civic Leader, Former Mayor of Huntsville, Huntsville, TX
The Honorable Antonio Garza, BBA 1980, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, San Antonio, TX

2006

Dr. Diana Natalicio, MA 1964, PHD 1969, President, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Dr. Larry Faulkner, PHD 1969, President, Houston Endowment Inc., Former President, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX"
Mr. Michael Dell, UT 1983, Chairman of the Board of Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX
Mrs. Ada Anderson, MED 1965, Civic Leader, Educator and Business Owner, Austin, TX
Mrs. Caroline Hunt, BA 1943, Honorary Chairman, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Founder and President of Lady Primrose's, Dallas, TX
The Honorable Bill White, JD 1979, Mayor, City of Houston, Houston, TX

2005

Mr. Jim Mulva, BBA 1968, MBA 1969, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX
Mr. Morton Meyerson, BA 1961, Chairman and CEO, 2M Companies, Inc., Dallas, TX
Mrs. Shirley Bird Perry, BS 1958, MA 1967, Senior Vice President, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Ms. Sara Martinez Tucker, BJ 1976, MBA 1979, Under Secretary of Education at the U.S. Dept of Education & former President and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Dallas, TX
The Honorable Rodney Ellis, MPAFF 1977, JD 1979, Texas State Senator, District 13, Houston, TX

2004

Dr. John Coetzee, PHD 1969, Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, , 
Dr. Terry Long, BS 1948, MED 1951, EDD 1965, Educator Civic Leader and  Philanthropist, Austin, TX
Mr. Kenny Jastrow, BBA 1969, MBA 1971, Chairman and CEO - Temple-Inland, Inc., Round Mountain, TX
Mr. Roy Spence, BA 1971, President and Founding Partner, GSD&M, Austin, TX
Ms. Trisha Wilson, BS 1969, President and Owner of Wilson & Associates, Dallas, TX
The Honorable Bill Ratliff, BS 1960, Former Lt. Governor and State Senator/Consulting Engineer, Mount Pleasant, TX

2003

Mr. Jeff Heller, BBA 1968, President & Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Data Systems, Inc., Dallas, TX
Professor Hal Box, BAR 1950, Architect, Retired UT Dean of Architecture, Professor Emeritus, Austin, TX
The Honorable Carole Keeton, BA 1961, Texas Comptroller, Austin, TX
The Honorable Judith Zaffirini, BS 1967, MA 1970, PHD 1978, Texas State Senator; Owner Zaffirini Communications, Laredo, TX
The Honorable Pete Coneway, BBA 1966, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs & Co., Houston, TX
The Honorable Tom Loeffler, BBA 1968, JD 1971, Attorney, Loeffler, Tuggey, Pauerstein, Rosenthal, LLP, Dallas, TX

2002

Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa, UT 1941-1943, Physician, Laredo, TX
Mr. Corby Robertson, BBA 1969, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quintana Minerals Corporation, Houston, TX
Mr. Curtis Meadows, BBA 1960, LLB 1962, Of Counsel Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas, TX
Mr. Elmer Kelton, BJ 1948, Author and Retired Agricultural Journalist (Deceased), San Angelo, TX
Mr. John A. "Jack" Jackson, BA 1940, Geologist and Entrepreneur, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
The Honorable Don Evans, BS 1969, MBA 1973, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Midland, TX

2001

Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, BA 1969, MA 1970, Director of the LBJ Library, New York, NY
Mr. Gordon Appleman, BA 1959, Partner at Thompson & Knight L.L.P., Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Joe Long, BA 1951, LLB 1958, Banker, Lawyer, Investments, Austin, TX
Mr. Jon Newton, BA 1963, LLB 1965, Retired - Vice Chairman American General Corporation, Austin, TX
The Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, BA 1972, U.S. District Judge Southern District of Texas, McAllen, TX
The Honorable Ron Kirk, JD 1979, Former Mayor of Dallas; Secretary of State - Texas Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, TX

2000

Mr. Alejandro Junco de la Vega, BJ 1969, Publisher of El Norte/El Sol; Reforma; Mural Newspapers, Austin, TX
Mr. John Fainter, BA 1962, LLB 1963, President and CEO, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc., Austin, TX
Mr. John Stuart, BBA 1958, Managing Partner, Little Elm Investments Co., Dallas, TX
Mr. Lowell Lebermann, UT  1957-1962, Chairman Centex Beverage Inc. (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Virgil Waggoner, MA 1950, President and CEO of JVW Investments, Ltd., Houston, TX
Mrs. Ellen Temple, BA 1964, Civic Leader, Lufkin, TX

1999

Dr. Ed Dorn, BA 1967, former Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs & former Under Secretary of Defense, Austin, TX
Dr. Jim Willerson, BA 1961, Professor of Medicine, President of University of Texas Health Sciences Center,  President Elect Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
Dr. Shirley Kenny, BA 1955, BJ 1955, President, State University of New York at Stony Brook, McLean, VA
Mr. Howard Terry, BBA 1938, Chairman, The Terry Companies and The Terry Foundation, , 
Mr. Jamie Clements, BA 1953, LLB 1955, Attorney at Law, Retired General Counsel Scott & White Medical Center (Deceased), Temple, TX
Mr. Ron Steinhart, BBA 1962, MBA 1963, Retired Chairman & CEO, Commercial Banking Group, Bank One Corporation, Dallas, TX

1998

Dr. Ben Streetman, BS 1961, MS 1963, PHD 1966, Dean, College of Engineering, The Univerity of Texas, Austin, TX
Mr. Luis Jimenez, BS 1964, Artist & Sculptor, (Deceased), Hondo, NM
Mr. Red McCombs, UT 1948-1950, Chairman of the Board and Owner, McCombs Enterprises, San Antonio, TX
Mr. Shelby Carter, BBA 1953, UT Distinguished Adjunct Professor, College of  Business Administration and Graduate Business School, Chairman of the Board Pervasive Software Inc. (PVSW), Austin, TX
Mr. Weldon Smith, BBA 1934, Former Chairman of the Board, Big 6 Drilling Company, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mrs. Lee Jamail, UT 1949-1952, Community Leader and Philanthropist, (Deceased), Houston, TX

1997

Dr. Jean Andrews, BS 1944, Artist & Writer (Deceased), Austin, TX
Dr. Jose Cardenas, BA 1950, EDD 1966, Director Emeritus, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX
Mr. B. Rapoport, BA 1939, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Income Life Insurance Company, Waco, TX
Mr. Ben Crenshaw, UT  1970-1973, Professional Golfer, Austin, TX
Mr. Harry Reasoner, LLB 1962, Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Houston, TX
Mr. Les Alberthal, BBA 1968, Retired Chairman of the Board & CEO, EDS, Plano, TX

1996

Dr. Lauro Guerra, BA 1949, Physician McAllen, McAllen, TX
Dr. Margaret Berry, BA 1937, Historian, Author, Former Professor & Student Affairs Administrator, Austin, TX
Mr. Joe Jamail, BA 1950, JD 1953, Owner Jamail & Kolius, Houston, TX
Mr. Mike Myers, BBA 1959, LLB 1963, Chairman of the Board & President, Myers Financial Corporation, Dallas, TX
Mr. Shannon Ratliff, BA 1961, LLB 1964, Attorney, Austin, TX
Mrs. Janey Briscoe, BS 1971, MED 1972, Former First Lady of Texas, (Deceased), Uvalde, TX

1995

Mr. Dick Johnson, BBA 1954, Chairman Emeritus, The Houston Chronicle, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Don Jordan, BBA 1954, Retired Chairman and CEO, Houston Industries Inc. - Reliant Energy Inc., Houston, TX
Mr. Jenks Garrett, BA 1937, LLB 1937, Attorney - Harris Finley & Bogle Former Regent UT System (Deceased), Fort Worth, TX
Mrs. Beryl Milburn, BA 1941, Artist, Civic Political Leader, Former Chairman Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Former Regent UT System, Austin, TX
The Honorable Ben Barnes, UT 1957, Former Lieutenant Governor, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Principal; Ben Barnes Group, Austin, TX
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, LLB 1967, BA 1992, United States Senator, Dallas, TX

1994

Dr. Charly Walker, BBA 1947, MBA 1948, Former Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M and Emory Universities, Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Payson, AZ
Dr. Joe Painter, UT 1944-1945, BS 1945, Retired Physician Former President American Medical Association, Houston, TX
Mr. Charlie Seay, BBA 1936, Philanthropist & Investor (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Tom Kite, UT  1970-1973, BBA 2003, Professional Golfer, Austin, TX
Mrs. Jean Kaspar, BA 1952, Former Board of Directors & Shareholder Kaspar Wire Works Inc., President 4K Ranch Properties, Civic Leader & Philanthropist, (Deceased), Shiner, TX
The Honorable Federico Pena, BA 1968, JD 1971, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, Former Secretary U.S. Department of  Transportation, Former Mayor of Denver, Denver, CO

1993

Dr. Bud Frazier, BA 1963, Chief Cardiopulmonary, Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute Professor of Surgery University of Texas Medical School, Professor of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Mr. Dan Williams, BS 1935, Former Chairman and Director, Southland Financial Corp., President and Director Southland Life Insurance  Corp. & Chairman Board of Regents UT System, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Louis Beecherl, BS 1948, Former Chairman and CEO, Texas Oil and Gas Corporation, Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System, Dallas, TX
Mr. Morris Atlas, BBA 1949, LLB 1950, Senior and Founding Partner, Atlas & Hall LLP, McAllen, TX
Mr. Sam Barshop, BBA 1951, Chairman of the Board, Barshop & Oles  Company, L.P., Founder and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of La Quinta Inns Inc., San Antonio, TX
Ms. Shelby Hearon, BA 1953, Novelist, Burlington, VT

1992

Dr. Earnie Gloyna, MS 1949, Emeritus, Bettie Margaret Smith Chair in Environmental Engineering, Former Dean, UT College of Engineering, Consultant, Austin, TX
Mr. John Chase, MAR 1952, President and CEO, John S. Chase F.A.I.A. Architect Inc., Houston, TX
Mr. Tom Law, BA 1939, LLB 1942, Of Counsel and former president Law Firm of  Law Snakard & Gambill, (Deceased), Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Tommy Tune, BFA 1961, BFA 1961, Broadway Director, Choreographer, Dancer,  Singer and Actor, New York, NY
Mrs. Annette Strauss, BA 1944, Consultant & Former Mayor of Dallas, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Ms. Karen House, BJ 1970, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, President, Dow Jones International Group, Princeton, NJ

1991

Dr. Bryce Jordan, BM 1948, MM 1949, President Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, Austin, TX
Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid, BS 1965, PHD 1970, Chairman Rashid Engineering; Engineering Consultant to King Fahd and  the Royal Court, Austin, TX
Mr. Frank Denius, LLB 1949, Attorney and Businessman, Austin, TX
Mr. Ruben Cardenas, LLB 1958, Partner, Law Firm of Cárdenas, Whitis & Stephen LLP, McAllen, TX
Mrs. Rita Clements, BA 1953, Former First Lady of Texas, Dallas, TX
The Honorable John Hill, LLB 1947, Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court and Attorney General of Texas, (Deceased), Houston, TX

1990

Dr. John King, PHD 1957, Chancellor and President Emeritus Huston-Tillotson College, Austin, TX
Mr. Bob Dedman, BS 1946, LLB 1948, BA 1949, Founder & Former Chairman of the Board of ClubCorp, Inc., (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Jere Thompson, BBA 1954, President The Williamsburg Corporation, Former CEO and President The Southland Corporation, Dallas, TX
Mr. Larry Temple, BBA 1957, LLB 1959, Attorney, Former Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX
Mr. Louis Pearce, UT 1936-1939, Rancher, Chairman of the Board, Pearce Industries Inc., Houston, TX
The Honorable Ralph W. Yarborough, LLB 1927, Former United States Senator & Attorney, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1989

Hector Perez Garcia, M.D., BA 1936, Founder American GI Forum of the United States & Physician, (Deceased), Corpus Christi, TX
Mr. George Christian, UT  1946-1949, BJ 1971, Former Press Secretary to President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Public Affairs Consultant, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Jim Bob Moffett, BS 1961, Chairman of the Board, Freeport-McMoRan, Copper and Gold, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Mr. Robert Benton, BFA 1953, SRJ, Inc., Screenwriter and Director, New York, NY
Mrs. Edith O'Donnell, BA 1948, Philanthropist, Board Member Dallas Museum of Art Secretary - Treasurer O'Donnell Foundation, Dallas, TX
The Honorable Reynaldo Garza, BA 1939, LLB 1939, Former Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, (Deceased), Brownsville, TX

1988

Ambassador Vilma Martinez, BA 1964, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson, Former President and General Counsel Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Fladger Freeman Tannery, BBA 1933, MBA 1935, PHD 1941, Former Chairman of the Board Pepsi Co, Inc., President of Frito-Lay Inc., (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Eli Wallach, BA 1936, Actor: Theater Film and Television, New York, NY
Mr. Frank McBee, BS 1947, MS 1950, McBee Investments,  Former Chairman Tracor, Inc., (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. John Duncan, BBA 1949, John H. Duncan Interests, Former President of Gulf & Western Industries, Houston, TX
Mr. Robert W. Calvert, LLB 1931, Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, (Deceased), Waco, TX

1987

Mr. Bill Harvin, BA 1946, LLB 1947, Retired Managing Partner of Baker & Botts, Former Chairman of the Board Texas Medical Center, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Jack G. Taylor, BBA 1936, Investments, Oil and Gas Production, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Jube Richard Parten, UT 1913-1917, Former Chairman of the Board of Parten Oil Company, (Deceased), Madisonville, TX
The Honorable Jim Wright, UT 1941-1942, Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Fort Worth, TX

1986

Dr. William Cunningham, BS 1927, MS 1929, PHD 1941, Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Bill Moyers, BJ 1956, Journalist, Public Affairs Television, Inc., New York, NY
The Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr., BBA 1943, Former Governor of Texas (Deceased), Uvalde, TX
The Honorable James Baker, LLB 1957, 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

1985

Admiral Bob Inman, BA 1950, Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, Retired Admiral U.S. Navy, Austin, TX
Dr. Ruth Hartgraves, BA 1925, Retired Physician Obstetrics and Gynecology, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Bill Seay, BBA 1941, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Southwestern Life Insurance Co., (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Joe C. Walter Jr., BS 1949, MA 1951, Former Chairman & President Walter International, Inc., (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. William Douglas Noel, BBA 1935, Chairman of the Board, Rexene Corporation and El Paso Products Company (Deceased), Odessa, TX
Ms. Barbara Conrad, BM 1959, Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera, Washington, DC

1984

Captain Bob Crippen, BS 1960, Former President Thiokol Propulsion Former Astronaut N.A.S.A., Former Director Kennedy Space Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dr. Emmette Redford, BA 1927, MA 1928, Former Ashbel Smith Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Hayden Wilson Head, LLB 1937, Former Senior Partner, Head and Kendrick, (Deceased), Corpus Christi, TX
Mr. Johnny Thompson, BBA 1948, Former President, Hayden Company, & Chairman, The Southland Corporation, (Deceased), Dallas, TX

1983

Dr. Abdullah Tariki, MA 1947, Chairman, Petroleum Consultants, Inc.; Former Oil Minister, Saudi Arabia (Deceased), , 
Dr. Jane Blumberg, BA 1937, Chairman of Board - Seguin Bank & Trust Co. Former Regent UT System, (Deceased), Seguin, TX
Mr. Joe King, BS 1925, Consultant-Engineering & Business Management, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mrs. Ernest D. Cockrell Jr., BS 1936, Former Director, Cockrell Oil Corporation, (Deceased), Houston, TX

1982

Dr. Tom Barrow, BS 1945, MA 1948, President T-Bar-X (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Robert Preston Shirley, LLB 1933, Former Senior Partner, Mills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett, (Deceased), Galveston, TX
The Honorable Bob Strauss, LLB 1941, 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
The Honorable Joe Kilgore, UT 1936-1938, 1939-1941 & 1945-1946, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives & Regent, UT System, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1981

Dr. Nettie Lee Benson, BA 1929, MA 1936, PHD 1949, Professor of Latin American History, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Jack Harbin, BBA 1939, Retired Chairman and CEO, Halliburton Company, Dallas, TX
Mr. John Bookout, BS 1949, MA 1950, Former President and CEO Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX
The Honorable Bill Archer, BBA 1950, LLB 1951, United States Congressman (Retired), Washington, DC

1980

Mr. Dan Krausse, BS 1947, Chairman and President, Trinity Energy, Dallas, TX
Mr. Jack Stuart Gray Sr., BBA 1935, Former Investments consultant, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Mark A. Martin, BBA 1935, LLB 1937, Former Senior Partner, Strasburger & Price, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
The Honorable Lloyd Bentsen, LLB 1942, Former Secretary of the Treasury, 1992-94 and U.S. Senator, 1971-92 (Deceased), Houston, TX

1979

Mr. Bob Parker, BS 1944, Chairman of the Board, Parker Drilling Company, Tulsa, OK
Mr. Frank Craig Erwin Jr., LLB 1948, Former Chairman Board of Regents, UT System, Private Law Practice, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Wales Madden, BA 1950, LLB 1952, Attorney & Businessman, Former Regent UT System, Amarillo, TX
The Honorable Jake Pickle, BA 1938, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives, Brown McCarroll Law Firm, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1978

Dr. Jack Hubbard, BA 1938, MA 1939, PHD 1950, President Emeritus, The University of Southern California, Former U.S. Ambassador to India, Rancho Mirage, CA
Mr. Jack Blanton, BA 1947, LLB 1950, Former Chairman of the Board Houston Endowment  Inc., Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System,  Former President, The Ex Students' Association, Houston, TX
Mr. Kraft W. Eidman, BA 1935, LLB 1935, Former Senior Partner Fulbright & Jaworski, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mrs. Nancy Lee Bass, BA 1937, Philanthropist, Vice President Sid Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX

1977

Dr. H. Frank Connally Jr., BA 1934, Physician and Civic Leader, (Deceased), Kerrville, TX
Mr. L. L. "Tex" Colbert, BBA 1925, Former President and Chairman of the Board Chrysler Corporation, (Deceased), Naples, FL
Mr. Rex Baker, BA 1941, LLB 1947, Attorney (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mrs. Margaret McDermott, UT 1932-1933, Dallas, TX

1976

Dean Page Keeton, BA 1931, LLB 1931, Former Dean UT School of Law, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Dr. Lorene Rogers, MA 1946, PHD 1948, President Emerita, The University of Texas (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Marvin K. Collie Jr., BA 1941, LLB 1941, Former Senior Partner Vinson & Elkins, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Ralph Spence, BBA 1942, Chairman, Gutenberg Bible Acquisition for UT, Independent Oil Operator (Deceased), Tyler, TX

1975

Dr. Harry Huntt Ransom, UT 1935-1937, Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Dr. Mario Ramirez, UT 1942-1945, Physician, Former Regent, UT System, Former President Texas Medical Association, Former Starr County Judge, McAllen, TX
Mr. Ben Love, BBA 1948, Director, Retired Chairman and CEO (1972-89) Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Butch Granville, BS 1937, Former Chairman of the Board and Chief  Executive Officer, Texaco, Inc., Rockport, ME
Mr. J. D. Wrather Jr., BA 1939, Former President, The Wrather Corporation, (Deceased), Beverly Hills, CA
Mrs. Liz Carpenter, BJ 1942, Author and Lecturer, Former Press Secretary to the First Lady, Former Assistant Secretary of Education, Leader for ERA (Deceased), Austin, TX

1974

Dr. Bernice Moore, BJ 1924, MA 1932, Special Consultant, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Arno Nowotny, BA 1922, LLB 1925, MA 1932, Former Dean of Student Life, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. J. Leroy Jeffers Sr., LLB 1932, Former Chairman Board of Regents UT System; Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. William Smith White, UT 1923-1926, Author and Columnist, (Deceased), Louisville, KY
The Honorable Joe Greenhill, BBA 1936, BA 1936, LLB 1939, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Of Counsel Baker & Botts (Deceased), Austin, TX

1973

Miss Margaret Cousins, BA 1926, Author and Editor, (Deceased), San Antonio, TX
Mr. George R. Brown, UT 1918-1919, Former Chairman of the Board, Brown & Root  Inc., (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Mauricio Madero, UT 1930-1933, President of Pesquera Atlantida and General Manager of Productos Refrigerados, (Deceased), Miguel Hidalgo 11590 MEX, 
Mr. Tom Landry, BBA 1949, Former Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Vernon F. Neuhaus Sr., UT 1918-1920, Owner, Neuhaus Properties, (Deceased), McAllen, TX

1972

Dr. de Witt Carter Reddick, BJ 1925, MA 1928, Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Education, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Dr. Wilson H. Elkins, BA 1932, MA 1932, Former President Emeritus, The University of Maryland, (Deceased), Hyattsville, MD
Mr. David Thomas Searls, LLB 1929, Former Senior Member, Vinson & Elkins, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Jack Josey, BS 1939, Former Chairman of the Board, Josey Oil Company, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mrs. Nellie Connally, UT 1935-1940, Former First Lady of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1971

Dr. George J. Beto, MA 1944, PHD 1955, Director, Texas Department of Corrections, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sam Houston State University, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Charles S. Coates, UT 1931-1936, Former Chairman of the Board and President, Trans Canada Pipelines, Ltd., (Deceased), Navasota, TX
Mr. John Sayers Redditt, LLB 1921, Attorney and Civic Leader, (Deceased), Lufkin, TX
Mr. Miguel R. Cardenas, LLB 1917, Former Senior Partner, Cardenas-Sepulveda Law Offices, (Deceased), Mexico D F Mexico

1970

Captain Alan Bean, BS 1955, American Space Artist/Apollo XII and Skylab II Astronaut, Houston, TX
Dr. Joseph Deiss, BA 1933, MA 1934, Author, Former Vice-Director of the American Academy in Rome, (Deceased), Gainesville, FL
Merton Melrose Minter, M.D., BA 1925, Physician, (Deceased), San Antonio, TX
Mr. Herbert J. Frensley, UT 1927-1929, Former Chief Executive Officer, Brown & Root Inc., (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Luis Flores-Arias, BS 1923, Former President of Concreto, S. A. Consulting Engineer, (Deceased), Miguel Hidalgo 11000 MEX 

1969

Dr. Fernando Belaunde-Terry, UT  1972, BAR 1935, Constitutional President of Peru from 1980-85, (Deceased),
Mr. Benno Schmidt, BA 1936, LLB 1936, Former Senior Partner J.H. Whitney & Co., (Deceased), New York, NY
Mr. O. Pendleton Thomas, MBA 1941, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Director B. F. Goodrich Co., (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Roy Crane, UT 1919-1922, Cartoonist, (Deceased), Orlando, FL
Mrs. Kathryn Crosby, BFA 1955, Actress and Author, Carson City, NV

1968

Mr. Bob Dorsey, BS 1940, Former Chairman and CEO, Gulf Oil Corporation, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Fess Parker, BA 1950, Television and Film Star (Deceased), Los Olivos, CA
Mr. Gail H. Whitcomb, BA 1931, LLB 1931, Attorney and Civic Leader (Deceased), Houston, TX
The Honorable Bill Heath, UT 1922-1923, Former Ambassador to Sweden, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1967

Mr. Dause Bibby, BBA 1933, Retired Chairman and CEO Stromberg-Carlson Corporation, (Deceased), Naples, FL
Mr. Robert Ewing Thomason, LLB 1900, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Mayor of El Paso, United States Congressman, U. S. District Judge, (Deceased), El Paso, TX
Mr. William Bartholomew Bates, LLB 1915, Senior Partner, Fullbright, Crooker, Freeman, Bates and Jaworski (Deceased), Houston, TX
The Honorable Edward A. Clark, UT Law School 1928, Former Ambassador to Australia, Senior Partner, Clark, Thomas, Winters & Newton, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1966

Dr. Denton Cooley, BA 1941, Surgeon-in-Chief Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
Gen. D. Harold Byrd, UT 1919-1921, Co-Founder, LTV Corporation, (Deceased), Dallas, TX
Mr. Harding L. Lawrence, BBA 1942, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO, Braniff International (Deceased), 1050 BRUSELLS, 
Mr. Tom Sealy, LLB 1931, Former Senior Attorney, Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder Inc., (Deceased), Midland, TX

1965

Mr. John B. Holmes Sr., BBA 1943, Independent Oil Operator, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Leonard F. McCollum, BA 1925, Former Chairman, Continental Oil Company, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Tex Cook, BS 1930, Former Chairman and CEO, General Foods Corporation, (Deceased), Austin, TX
The Honorable Homer Thornberry, BBA 1932, LLB 1936, Former Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, (Deceased), Austin, TX

1964

Mr. Charles Inge Francis, BA 1915, LLB 1917, LLM 1917, Founder Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Walter Cronkite, UT 1933-1935, Special Correspondent, CBS Inc. (Deceased), New York, NY
Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, BA 1933, BJ 1934, BL 1964, Former First Lady of the United States, (Deceased), Stonewall, TX

1963

Dr. James Iley McCord, MA 1942, Former Chancellor, Center of Theological Inquiry, (Deceased), Princeton, NJ
Mr. C. R. Smith, UT 1921-1924, Former Chairman, American Airlines Inc. &  U. S. Secretary of Commerce, (Deceased), Annapolis, MD
Mr. Hines Baker, BA 1917, LLB 1917, President Humble Oil & Refining Company (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Rex G. Baker Sr., BA 1917, LLB 1917, Director Vice President and General Counsel Humble Oil & Refining Company (Deceased), Houston, TX
Ms. Ima Hogg, UT 1899-1901, Philanthropist, (Deceased), Houston, TX

1962

Mr. Allan Shivers, BA 1931, LLB 1933, Governor of Texas (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Gus Sessions Wortham, UT 1908-1911, Founder, American General Insurance Group, (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. James Anderson Elkins, LLB 1901, Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins (Deceased), Houston, TX
Mr. Tom C. Clark, BA 1921, LLB 1922, Former Associate Justice U. S. Supreme Court, (Deceased), Washington, DC

1961

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

1960

Dr. Logan Wilson, MA 1927, Former President and Chancellor, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Houston, TX

1958

Dr. Walter Prescott Webb, BA 1915, MA 1920, PHD 1932, Distinguished Professor of History, The University of Texas, (Deceased), Austin, TX
Mr. Ramon Quintana Beteta, BA 1923, Director-General Novedades national newspaper of Mexico, (Deceased)
Mr. Robert Bernerd Anderson, LLB 1932, U. S. Secretary of the Treasury (Deceased), New York, NY
Mr. Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, UT 1907-1908, Former Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, (Deceased), Bonham, TX