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.

2015 Recipients

allison.jpg James Allison, PhD. 
 BA '69, PhD '73, Life Member 

Allison is an immunologist and cancer researcher. Allison’s research has advanced the use of immunotherapy in the fight against cancer and led to the new drug Ipilimumab, which has been credited with saving the lives of melanoma patients. He chairs the Department of Immunology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is also executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform and deputy director of the David H. Koch Center for Applied Research of Genitourinary Cancers. Allison is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and he is also the recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and the Harvey Prize in Human Health.

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burck.jpgDan Burck
BBA '56, Life Member
In Memoriam 

Burck was independent chairman of the board of American Campus Communities (NYSE). A former chancellor of the UT System, Burck served as the first advisory director of the University of Texas Investment Management Company and on the Governor’s Council in Science and Biotechnology. Burck worked with Getty Oil Company from 1955-84, ultimately managing the company’s diversified worldwide holdings. He was also vice president and founding director of ESPN. Burck was a member of the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, the Littlefield Society, the Silver Spurs, and the UT Development Board. In June 2014, he was named as one of six finalists at the NYSE Governance Services Leadership Awards in the Nonexecutive Chairman of the Year category. He was a member of the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and was the 2015 International Kappa Sigma Man of the Year.

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langdon.jpgJames C. Langdon, Jr.
BBA '67, JD '70 Life Member

Langdon is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He is widely recognized as a leading authority in the international energy sector and has represented international oil and gas companies across Europe, China, Russia, South America, and the East. Langdon served on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the Intelligence Oversight Board and was instrumental in founding the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas. He currently serves on the University Development Board and on the corporate board and as lead director of the Whittier Trust Company. He is also a recipient of the University of Texas Presidential Citation.

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rodriguez.jpgRobert Rodriguez
BS '08, Life Member

Rodriguez is an award-winning filmmaker. He completed his first film, El Mariachi, while attending UT. The film earned the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and became the lowest-budget film ever released by a major studio. He went on to write, produce, direct, edit, and score films including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, Machete, and Sin City, among many others. One of the first filmmakers to embrace digital filmmaking and 3-D, he is the founder and president of the Austin-based Troublemaker Studios. Rodriguez also founded and chairs El Rey Network, an English-language television network featuring Hispanics on both sides of the camera. He is the recipient of the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.

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tate.jpgJudy Tate 
BS '73, Life Member 

Tate is a civic leader and University of Texas advocate. As a former chair of the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council and the Blanton Museum Council, she was instrumental in the founding of the Blanton Museum of Art, now the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas and one of the foremost university art museums in the country. Her support of the Blanton also includes the Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art and a curatorial endowment. Tate has served on the boards of the Kinkaid School, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, Communities in School of Houston, the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, the Salvation Army, and many other civic organizations. She is a longtime member of the Texas Exes board, past chair of the Chancellor’s Council,and continues an active involvement in the Blanton Museum, the Development Board, and in other areas of the university.

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wilson.jpgStephanie Wilson
MS '92, Life Member

Wilson is a NASA astronaut. She began her career as an engineer with the Martin Marietta Astronautics Group before attending graduate school at UT, where her research focused on the control and modeling of large, flexible space structures. She also worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Galileo spacecraft before being selected as a NASA astronaut in 1996. A veteran of three spaceflights on the shuttle Discovery, Wilson has logged 42 days in space. She has also served as a Capsule Communicator in Mission Control, as the chief of the Space Station Integration branch within the Astronaut Office, as a member of the 2009 and 2013 Astronaut Selection Boards, and is an Associate Fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Wilson is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, an honorary Doctorate of Science from Williams College, the Harvard Foundation Scientist of the Year Award, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

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Past Recipients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 

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, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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