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Distinguished Alumnus Award Past Recipients

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Earl Christian Campbell

BS ’79, Life Member, is one of the greatest running backs to ever play in the National Football League. After becoming the first Longhorn ever to win a Heisman Trophy in 1977, Campbell was the No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Oilers and went on to be named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. In 1981, the legislature named Campbell an Official State Hero of Texas. After retiring from football in 1985, he became a prominent businessman in Austin and later founded Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc. He remains actively involved with UT Athletics and was a special assistant to the vice president for student affairs. In 1991, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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H. Scott Caven, Jr.

BBA '64, LLB '67, is managing director of Atlantic Trust, a private wealth management firm. He was a member of the UT Board of Regents from 2003-09, including service as chairman from 2007-09. During a 32-year career with Goldman Sachs, Caven was a vice president and a regional manager. A longtime UT advocate, Caven has chaired the UT System Chancellor’s Council and the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. He is a founding member of the executive committee of the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education. He has also chaired the board of directors of the University of Texas Investment Management Company and the Texas Growth Fund board of trustees. Caven is currently a member of the board of trustees for the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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Dealey Decherd Herndon

BA ’69, Life Member, was the executive director for the State Preservation Board of Texas from 1991-95, directing the restoration and extension of the Texas State Capitol. After the Texas Governor’s Mansion was nearly destroyed in a 2008 fire, Herndon returned to lead the restoration of the mansion. She is a longtime project manager and historic preservationist who owned the firm of Herndon, Stauch & Associates from 1995-2006, overseeing projects including UT’s ACES Building, the George W. Bush Childhood Home, the Caldwell County Historic Courthouse, and many more. Herndon is a member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts Award. She served on two advisory committees and on the Brackenridge Task Force.

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John H. Massey

LLB '66, Life Member, is the chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds Investment Committee and a member of the Co-Investment Partners Investment Committee. He has been a senior executive and director for many companies, including serving as president of two highly successful companies that were listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Massey also served on the boards of seven other publicly held companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He and his wife, Elizabeth Shatto Massey, BS 61, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna, are proud natives of Columbus, Texas. They have created endowments at the McCombs School of Business, the School of Law, and the College of Education, as well as three Texas Exes Forty Acres Scholarships. Massey is also the president of the Law School Foundation and a trustee of the University of Texas Foundation. He is a recipient of UT’s Presidential Citation and in 2012 was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

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Matthew David McConaughey

BS '93, Life Member, is an Academy Award-winning actor. He has starred in Dazed and Confused, Amistad, Contact, The Wolf of Wall Street, True Detective, and Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, both for Best Actor. McConaughey is the founder of the just keep livin Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices. He also partnered with Mack Brown and Jack Ingram in founding Mack, Jack, and McConaughey, a joint fundraising effort that benefits children.

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Karen L. Nyberg

MS '96, PhD '98, is a NASA astronaut. She has logged more than 75 million miles and over 180 days in space, including the 123rd shuttle mission in 2008 and a five-month stint on the International Space Station in 2013. Nyberg received a patent in 1994 for a robot-friendly probe and socket assembly she designed while serving as an undergraduate intern at NASA, and her graduate research on the thermoregulation of spacesuits was published in four academic journals. She is the recipient of the Joyce Medalen Society of Women Engineers Award and the University of North Dakota Sioux Award.

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Distinguished Service Award
Jodi Conradt

was the head coach of the University of Texas’ women’s basketball team from 1976-2007. In her 38-year coaching career, her players won 900 games, and 99 percent of them graduated. Among dozens of other accolades, she was named the National Collegiate Coach of the Year four times and was the second woman inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. She helped establish UT’s Neighborhood Longhorns Program, an education outreach group that helps 5,500 disadvantaged Austin children build strong academic futures. Conradt, who also served as women’s athletics director from 1992-2001, is now a special assistant to women’s athletics.

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Linda L. Addison

BA ’73, JD ’76, Life Member, is the global head of dispute resolution and litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright, where she also serves on the Global Executive Committee and the U. S. Management Committee. She has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York.” A founder and president of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law, Addison was the first female managing editor of the Texas Law Review.


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Charles D. Fraser, Jr.

BA ’80, Life Member, is a pediatric heart surgeon and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he pioneered the first artificial heart specialized for newborns. Fraser is also a professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He has performed more than 10,000 surgeries on infants, children, and adults with life-threatening heart conditions.

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Wallace B. Jefferson

JD ’88, was the first African-American chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. He serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and as a member of the board of the American Bar Foundation. Before his appointment to the state Supreme Court, Jefferson worked in private practice in San Antonio. He has served as president of the Conference of Chief Justices, an association of chief justices from the 50 U.S. states and territories.

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Janiece Longoria

BA ’76, JD ’79, Life Member, is a partner in the firm of Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall. As chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, she oversees the second-busiest port in the United States. She is a former vice chairman of the UT System Board of Regents and a founder of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law.

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Robert B. Rowling

BBA ’76, Life Member, is Chief Executive Officer of TRT Holdings, Inc. He is an investor and philanthropist who has also served on the UT System Board of Regents and has chaired the UT Investment Management Company. The McCombs’ School of Business new graduate building will be named Rowling Hall in his honor.

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James J. Truchard

BS ’64, MA ’67, PhD ’74, Life Member, leads one of the United States’ most successful tech companies, National Instruments. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and has been recognized with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship for his community involvement.

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Laura Bush

MLS '73
Bush is former First Lady of the United States. For decades, Mrs. Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care and human rights. Mrs. Bush is the founder of the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Dallas, TX


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Laura Bush Acceptance Speech

Julius Glickman

BA '62, LLB '66
Glickman, a Texas Exes Life Member of Houston, is a philanthropist and attorney. A UT Plan II graduate, Glickman has chaired the Development Board and the Chancellor's Council.
Houston, TX


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Julius Glickman Acceptance Speech

Charles Matthews

BA '67
Matthews, a Texas Exes Life Member of Dallas, is the retired vice president and general counsel of ExxonMobil Corp and the 2012-2013 President-elect of the Texas Exes board of directors.
Dallas, TX


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Charles Matthews Acceptance Speech

Admiral William McRaven

BJ '77
McRaven is the ninth commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The most senior SEAL in the U.S. Navy, McRaven studied journalism at UT.
MacDill Air Force Base, FL


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William McRaven Acceptance Speech

Melinda Perrin

BS '69
Perrin, a Texas Exes Life Member, is a Houston civic leader and health care advocate. Perrin has chaired the UT Development Board and the Chancellor's Council. She was also a driving force behind the founding of the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education.
Houston, TX


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Melinda Perrin Acceptance Speech

Hector Ruiz

BS '68, MS '70
Ruiz, a Texas Exes Life Member of Austin, is president and CEO of Bull Ventures. Ruiz is an education advocate who has served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, among many other volunteer positions.
Austin, TX


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Hector Ruiz Acceptance Speech

Mr. John W. Barnhill, Jr.
BJ 1959, College of Communication
Retired Executive Vice President of Blue Bell Creameries and
Former Member of the UT Board of Regents
Brenham, TX

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Mr. I. Jon Brumley
BBA 1961, McCombs School of Business
Chairman & CEO of Bounty Investments, LP
Fort Worth, TX

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Ms. Jane Chesnutt
BJ 1973, College of Communication
Former Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day magazine, Activist and Volunteer
New York, NY

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Mr. James R. Huffines
BBA 1973, McCombs School of Business
President & COO of PlainsCapital Corporation and Former Chairman of the UT Board of Regents
Dallas, TX

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Mr. Jodie L. Jiles
MPA 1979, McCombs School of Business
Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Houston, TX

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The Honorable Pamela Pitzer WillefoBA 1972, College of Liberal Arts
Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein
Austin, TX

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  • David J. Beck, LLB 1965; Vice Commandant and Chief Operating Officer, Founder and Managing Partner, Beck Redden & Secrest, L.L.P

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  • Ernest H. Cockrell, BS 1967, MBA 1970; Chairman, Cockrell Interests, Inc.

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  • Hector De Leon, BS 1970, JD 1973; Concert Pianist, Founder and managing partner of the Austin-based law firm of De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

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  • Gary C. Kelly, BBA 1977, JD 1969; Co-managing Partner, Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest

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  • Elizabeth (Libba) Shatto Massey, BS 1961; Education Philanthropist and Community Leader

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  • The Honorable Diane P. Wood, BA 1971, JD 1975; Vice President, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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  • Distinguished Service Award
    DeLoss Dodds; University of Texas Mens Athletics Director

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  • Vice Admiral Vivien Crea, BA 1972; Vice Commandant and Chief Operating Officer, United States Coast Guard

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  • Jack Crosby, BBA 1949; Chairman of the Rust Group, International telecommunications pioneer and philanthropist

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  • James Dick, BM 1963; Concert Pianist, Founder of the Festival-Institute at Round Top

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  • Lee Godfrey, BA 1966, JD 1969; Co-managing Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

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  • The Honorable Edward C. Prado, BA 1969, JD 1972; United States Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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  • Darren Walker, BS 1982, BA 1982, JD 1986; Vice President, Foundation Initiatives of the Rockefeller Foundation

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  • Linnet Frazier Deily, BA 1967; Former deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade Organization
  • Salam Fayyad, PhD 1986; Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority
  • Marcia Gay Harden, BA 1980; Academy Award-winning actor
  • Tom Hicks, BBA 1968; Chairman and chief executive officer of Hicks Holdings LLC
  • W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr., BS 1942; Oil and gas producer and rancher
  • Ricardo Romo, BS 1967; President of the University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Juliet Villarreal Garcia, PhD 1976; President, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
  • Ambassador Tony Garza, BBA 1980; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
  • Mark McLaughlin, BBA 1952, LLB 1954; Rancher, Banker, Lawyer
  • Jane Clements Monday, BS 1963; Author, Civic Leader, Former Mayor of City of Huntsville
  • Charles Tate, BBA 1968; Chairman and Founder, Capital Royalty, L.P.
  • Rex Tillerson, BS 1975; Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Ada Collins Anderson, MEd 1965; Civic leader, Educator and Business Owner
  • Michael S. Dell, UT 1983; Chairman of the Board, Dell Inc
  • Larry R. Faulkner, PhD 1969; President, Houston Endowment Inc; Former President, University of Texas at Austin
  • Caroline Rose Hunt, BA 1943; Honorary Chairman, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts; Founder and President, Lady Primrose’s
  • Diana S. Natalicio, MA 1964, PhD 1969; President, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Bill White, JD 1979; Mayor, City of Houston
  • Rodney D. Ellis, MPA 1977, JD 1979; Texas State Senator, District 13 Houston, TX
  • Morton H. Meyerson, BA 1961; Chairman and CEO, 2m Companies, Inc
  • James J. Mulva, BA 1968, MBA 1969; Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Shirley Bird Perry, BA 1958, MA 1967; Senior Vice President, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sara Martinez Tucker, BJ 1976, MBA 1979; President and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • John M. Coetzee, PhD 1969; Author, Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Kenneth M. Jastrow II, BBA 1969, MBA 1971; Chairman and CEO - Temple-Inland Inc.
  • Teresa Lozano Long, BS 1948, MEd 1951, EdD 1965; Educator, Civic Leader and Philanthropist
  • Bill Ratliff, BS 1960; Former Lt. Governor and State Senator/Consulting Engineer
  • Roy M. Spence Jr., BA 1971; President and Founding Partner, GSD&M
  • Trisha Wilson, BS 1969; President and Owner, Wilson & Associates
  • Hal Box, B.Arch 1950; Architect, Retired UT Dean of Architecture, Professor Emeritus
  • Peter R. Coneway, BBA 1966; Advisory Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Jeffrey M. Heller, BBA 1968; President & Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Data Systems, Inc. (EDS)
  • Tom G. Loeffler, BBA 1968, JD 1971; Attorney, Loeffler, Jonas & Tuggey LLP
  • Carole Keeton, BA 1961; Texas Comptroller
  • Judith Zaffirini, BS 1967, MA 1970, PhD 1978; Texas State Senator; Owner, Zaffirini Communications
  • Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr., M. D., 1941-43; Physician; Laredo
  • Donald L. Evans, BS 1969, MBA 1973; U. S. Secretary of Commerce; Washington, D. C.
  • John A. Jackson, BA 1940; Independent Geologist and Entrepreneur; Dallas
  • Elmer Kelton, BA 1948; Author and Retired Agricultural Journalist; San Angelo
  • Curtis W. Meadows, Jr., BBA 1960, LLB 1962; Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service; Austin
  • Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., BBA 1969; CEO/President, Quintana Minerals Corporation; Houston
  • R Gordon Appleman, BA 1959; Partner, Thompson & Knight L.L.P.; Fort Worth, Texas
  • Betty Sue Flowers, BA 1969, MA 1970; Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas
  • Ricardo H. Hinojosa, BA 1972; United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas; McAllen, Texas
  • Ron Kirk, JD 1979; Former Mayor of Dallas Dallas, Texas
  • Joe R. Long, BA 1951, LLB 1958; Lawyer/Banker/Investments Austin, Texas
  • Jon P. Newton, BA 1963, JD 1965; Retired Vice Chairman & Director of American General Corporation Austin, Texas
  • John W. Fainter, Jr. BA 1962; LLB 1963; President and CEO, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc; Austin
  • Alejandro Junco de la Vega, BJ 1969; Publisher of El Norte/El Sol; Reforma; Mural Newspapers; Monterrey, Mexico
  • Lowell H. Lebermann, 1957-62; President and CEO, Centex Beverage, Inc.; Austin
  • John T. Stuart III, BBA 1958; Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Lending Officer, GuarantyBank; Dallas
  • Ellen Clarke Temple, BA 1964; Civic Leader; Lufkin
  • J. Virgil Waggoner, MA 1950; President and CEO of JVW Investments, Ltd.; Houston
  • Jamie Clements, BA 1953; JD 1955; Attorney at Law, Retired General Counsel, Scott & White Medical Center; Temple
  • Edwin Dorn, BA 1967; Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense; Austin
  • Shirley Strum Kenny, BJ & BA 1955; President, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Stony Brook, New York
  • Ronald Steinhart, BBA 1962; MBA 1963; Vice Chairman, Bank One Texas; Dallas
  • Howard Terry, BBA 1938; Chairman, The Terry Companies and The Terry Foundation; Houston
  • James Willerson, BA 1961; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital; Medical Director and Chief of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute; Houston
  • Shelby H. Carter, Jr., BBA 1953; Vice Chairman and Director, VitalSigns Software, Inc.; UT Distinguished Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration and Graduate Business School; Austin
  • Lee Hage Jamail, UT 1949Ð1952; Community Leader and Philanthropist; Houston
  • Luis Jimenez, BS 1964; Sculptor; Hondo, New Mexico
  • Red McCombs, UT 1948Ð1949; Owner, McCombs Enterprises; San Antonio
  • Weldon H. Smith, BBA 1934; Chairman of the Board, Big 6 Drilling Company; Houston, Deceased 2004
  • Ben G. Streetman, BSEE 1961, MSEE 1963, PhD 1966; Dean, College of Engineering, The University of Texas; Austin
  • Lester M. Alberthal Jr., BBA 1968; Chairman of the Board & CEO, EDS; Plano
  • Jean Andrews, PhD, BS 1944; Artist & Writer; Austin
  • Jose A. Cardenas, BA 1950, EdD 1966; Director Emeritus, Intercultural Development Research Association; San Antonio
  • Ben Crenshaw, UT 1970-1973; Professional Golfer; Austin
  • Bernard Rapoport, BA 1939; President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Southwestern Life Insurance Company; Waco
  • Harry M. Reasoner, JD 1962; Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.; Houston
  • Margaret C. Berry, BA 1937; Retired University Student Affairs Administrator, Historian, Author, Former Professor; Austin
  • Janey Slaughter Briscoe, BS 1971, MED 1972; Former First Lady of Texas; Deceased 2000
  • Lauro G. Guerra, BA 1949, MD 1954; Physician; McAllen
  • Joseph D. Jamail, BA 1950, JD 1953; Owner, Jamail & Kolius; Houston
  • Mike A. Myers, BBA 1959, LLB 1963; Chairman of the Board & President, Myers Financial Corporation; Dallas
  • Shannon Ratliff, BA 1961, LLB 1964; Attorney; Austin
  • Ben Barnes, UT 1957; Former Lieutenant Governor; Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives; Principal - Entrecorp; Austin
  • Jess Jenkins Garrett, BA 1937, LLB 1937; Attorney - Harris, Finley & Bogle; Former Regent, UT System; Fort Worth
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, LLB 1967, BA 1992; United States Senator; Washington D.C. & Dallas
  • Richard J.V. Johnson, BBA 1954; Chairman and Publisher, The Houston Chronicle; Houston
  • Don D. Jordan, BBA 1954; Chairman and CEO, Houston Industries, Inc.; Houston
  • Beryl B. Milburn, BA 1941; Artist, Civic Leader, Political Activist; Former Chairman Texas Higher Education & Coordinating Board; Former Regent, UT System; Austin
  • Jean W. Kaspar, BA 1952; Board of Directors & Shareholder, Kaspar Wire Works Inc.; President, 4K Ranch Properties; Civic Leader & Philanthropist; Shiner, Deceased 2004
  • Tom Kite, 1972; Professional Golfer; Austin
  • Joseph T. Painter, 1944-45; Retired Physician; Former President, American Medical Association; Houston
  • Federico F. Pena, BA 1968, JD 1971; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation; Former Mayor of Denver; Washington, D.C.
  • Charles E. Seay, BBA 1936; Philanthropist & Investor; Dallas
  • Charls E. Walker, BBA 1947, MBA 1948; Adjunct Professor at Texas, Texas A&M, and Emory Universities; Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Washington, D.C.
  • Morris Atlas, BBA 1949, LLB 1950; Senior and Managing Partner, Atlas & Hall, LLP; McAllen
  • Sam Barshop, BBA 1951; Chairman of the Board, Barshop & Oles Company, LP; Founder and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of La Quinta Inns, Inc.; San Antonio
  • Louis A. Beecherl, Jr., BS 1948; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Oil and Gas Corporation; Former Chairman, Board of Regents, UT System; Dallas
  • O. Howard Frazier, MD, BA 1963; Chief, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Texas Heart Institute; Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston; Houston
  • Shelby Hearon, BA 1953; Novelist; Burlington, Vermont
  • Dan C. Williams, BS 1935; Former Chairman and Director, Southland Financial Corp.; Former President and Director Southland Life Insurance Corp.; Former Chairman, Board of Regents, UT System Board of Regents; Deceased 2001
  • John S. Chase, M Arch 1952; President and CEO, John S. Chase, F.A.I.A., Architect, Inc.; Houston
  • Earnest F. Gloyna, MS 1949; Former Dean, UT College of Engineering Consultant; Bettie Margaret Smith Chair in Environmental Engineering; Austin
  • Karen Elliott House, BJ 1970; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist; President, Dow Jones International Group; New York, New York
  • Thomas H. Law, BA 1939, LLB 1942; Of Counsel and former president, Law Firm of Law, Snakard & Gambill; Fort Worth
  • Annette Strauss, BA 1944; Consultant; Former Mayor of Dallas; Deceased 1998
  • Tommy Tune, BFA 1961; Broadway Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer, and Actor; New York, New York
  • Nasser I. Al-Rashid, BS 1965, PhD 1970; Chairman, Rashid Engineering; Engineering Consultant to King Fahd and the Royal Court; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ruben R. Cardenas, LLB 1958; Partner, Law Firm of Cardenas, Whitis and Stephen LLP.; McAllen
  • Rita C. Clements, BA 1953; Former First Lady of Texas; Dallas
  • Frank Denius, BBA, LLB 1949; Attorney and Businessman; Austin
  • John L. Hill, Jr., LLB 1947; Senior Partner, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon; Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court; Houston
  • Bryce Jordan, BM 1948, MM 1949; President Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University; Austin
  • Robert H. Dedman, BS 1946, BA 1948, LLB 1948; Founder & Chairman of the Board of ClubCorp International; Dallas, Deceased 2002
  • Lt. Gen. John Q. Taylor King, PhD 1957; Chancellor and President Emeritus, Huston-Tillotson College; Austin
  • Louis M. Pearce, Jr., UT 1936-39; Rancher; Chairman of the Board, Pearce Industries, Inc.; Houston
  • Larry Temple, BBA 1957, LLB 1959; Attorney; Former Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Austin
  • Jere W. Thompson, BBA 1954; President, The Williamsburg Corporation; Former CEO and President, The Southland Corporation; Dallas
  • Ralph W. Yarborough, LLB 1927; Attorney; United States Senator; Deceased 1996
  • Robert Benton, BFA 1953; SRJ, Inc., Screenwriter and Director; New York, New York
  • George Christian, 1946-49, BJ 1971; Public Affairs Consultant; Former Press Secretary to President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Austin, Deceased 2002
  • Hector P. Garcia, BA 1936, MD 1940; Physician; Founder, American GI Forum of the United States; Deceased 1996
  • Reynaldo G. Garza, BA 1939, LLB 1939; Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit; Brownsville, Deceased 2004
  • James R. Moffett, BS 1961; Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc.; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Edith Jones O’Donnell, BA 1948; Philanthropist; Board Member, Dallas Museum; Secretary-Treasurer, O’Donnell Foundation; Dallas
  • Robert W. Calvert, LLB 1931; Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court; Deceased
  • John H. Duncan, BBA 1949; John H. Duncan Interests; Former President of Gulf & Western; Houston
  • Vilma S. Martinez, BA 1964; Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Former President and General Counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Los Angeles, California
  • Frank W. McBee, Jr., BS 1947, MS 1950; McBee Investments; Retired Chairman, Tracor, Inc.; Deceased 2000
  • Fladger F. Tannery, BBA 1933, MBA 1935, PhD 1940; Chairman of the Board, PepsiCo, Inc.; President of Frito-Lay, Inc.; Deceased 1993
  • Eli Wallach, BA 1936; Actor: Theater, Film and Television; New York, New York
  • William C. Harvin, BA 1946, LLB 1947; Retired Managing Partner of Baker & Botts; Former Chairman of the Board, Texas Medical Center; Member, Executive Committee, Texas Medical Center; Houston
  • Jubal Richard Parten, UT 1913-17; Chairman of the Board of Parten Oil Company; Deceased 1992Jack G. Taylor, BBA 1936; Investments; Oil and Gas Production; Deceased 1989
  • Jim Wright, UT 1941-42; Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; Fort Worth
  • James A. Baker, III, LLB 1957; Senior Partner, Baker & Botts, LLP (1993 - present); Former White House Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President (1992 - 1993); Sixty-First Secretary of State (1989 -1992); Sixty-Seventh Secretary of the Treasury (1985-1988); Houston
  • Dolph Briscoe, Jr., BBA 1943; Former Governor of Texas; Uvalde, Texas
  • William A. Cunningham, BS 1927, MS 1929, PhD 1941; Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas; Deceased 1987
  • Bill Moyers, BJ 1956; Journalist, Public Affairs Television, Inc.; New York, New York
  • Barbara Smith Conrad, BM 1959; Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera; New York
  • Ruth Hartgraves, BA 1925; Retired Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Deceased 1995
  • Bobby R. Inman, BA 1950; Investor; Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy; Austin
  • William D. Noel, BBA 1935; Chairman of the Board, Rexene Corporation and El Paso Products Company; Deceased 1987
  • William H. Seay, BBA 1941; Chairman of the Board and CEO, Southwestern Life Insurance Co.; Deceased 1997
  • Joseph C. Walter, Jr., BS 1949, MA 1951; Chairman and President, Walter International, Inc.; Deceased 1997
  • Robert L. Crippen, BS in Aerospace Engr. 1960; President, Thiokol Propulsion; Former Astronaut, N.A.S.A.; Former Director, Kennedy Space Center; North Ogden, Utah
  • Hayden W. Head, LLB 1937; Senior Partner, Head and Kendrick; Deceased 1987
  • Emmette S. Redford, BA 1927, MA 1928; Ashbel Smith Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas; Deceased 1998
  • John P. Thompson, BBA 1948; President of the Hayden Company; Former Chairman, The Southland Corporation; Dallas, Deceased 2003
  • Jane Weinert Blumberg, BA 1937; Chairman of Board-Seguin Bank & Trust Co.; Regent, UT System; Deceased 1992
  • Virginia Harris Cockrell, BS 1936; Director, Cockrell Oil Corporation; Deceased 1983
  • Joe Judson King, BS 1925; Consultant-Engineering & Business Management; Deceased 1990
  • Sheikh Abdullah H. Tariki, MA 1947; Chairman, Petroleum Consultants, Inc.; Former Oil Minister, Saudi Arabia; Deceased 1999
  • Thomas D. Barrow, BS 1945, MA 1948; Chairman, GX Technology; Houston
  • Joe M. Kilgore, UT 1936-38, 1939-41, & 1945-46; Partner, McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore, LLP; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; Former Regent, UT System; Deceased 1999
  • Preston Shirley, LLB 1933; Senior Partner, Mills, Shirley, Eckel & Bassett; Deceased 1990
  • Robert 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 and Washington, D.C.
  • Bill Archer, BBA 1949, LLB 1951; United States Congressman; Washington, D.C.
  • Nettie Lee Benson, BA 1929, MA 1935, PhD 1949; Professor of Latin American History, The University of Texas; Deceased 1993
  • John F. Bookout, BS 1949, MA 1950; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Shell Oil Company; Houston
  • John P. Harbin, BBA 1939; Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halliburton Company; Dallas
  • Lloyd Bentsen, LLB 1942; Former Secretary of the Treasury (1992-1994); Former U.S. Senator (1971-92); Houston
  • Jack S. Gray, BBA 1935; Investments; Deceased 1992
  • Dan M. Krausse, BS in Ch.E. 1947; Chairman, Plains Resources, Inc.; Houston
  • Mark Martin, BBA 1935, LLB 1937; Senior Partner, Strasburger & Price; Deceased 1994
  • Frank C. Erwin, Jr., LLB 1948; Chairman, Board of Regents, UT System; Private Law Practice; Deceased 1980
  • Wales H. Madden, Jr., BA 1950, LLB 1952; Attorney & Businessman; Former Regent, UT System; Amarillo
  • Robert L. Parker, BS in Pet. Engr. 1944; Chairman of the Board, Parker Drilling Company; Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • J.J. (Jake) Pickle, BA 1938; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; Brown, McCarroll Law Firm; Austin
  • Mrs. Perry R. Bass (nee: Nancy Lee Muse), BA 1937; Philanthropist; Vice President, Sid Richardson Foundation; Fort Worth
  • Jack S. Blanton, BA 1947, LLB 1950; Chairman of the Board, Houston Endowment, Inc.; Former Chairman, Board of Regents, UT System; Houston
  • Kraft W. Eidman, BA 1935, LLB 1935; Senior Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski; Deceased 1986
  • John Randolph Hubbard, BA 1938, MA 1939, PhD 1950; President Emeritus, The University of Southern California; U.S. Ambassador to India; Los Angeles, California
  • Rex G. Baker, Jr., BA 1941, LLB 1947; Attorney; Houston, Deceased 2004
  • L.L. (Tex) Colbert, BBA 1925; President and Chairman of the Board, Chrysler Corporation; Deceased 1995
  • H. Frank Connally, Jr., BA 1933, MD 1933; Physician and Civic Leader; Center; Deceased 1988
  • Mrs. Eugene McDermott (nee: Margaret Milam), UT 1932-33; Dallas
  • Marvin K. Collie, BA 1941, LLB 1941; Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins; Deceased 1989
  • W. Page Keeton, BA 1931, LLB 1931; Former Dean, UT School of Law; Deceased 1999
  • Lorene Lane Rogers, MA 1946, PhD 1948; President Emerita, The University of Texas; Austin
  • Ralph Spence, BBA 1942; Chairman, Gutenberg Bible Acquisition for UT; Independent Oil Operator; Deceased 1995
  • Liz Carpenter, BJ 1942; Author and Lecturer; Former Press Secretary to the First Lady; Former Assistant Secretary of Education; Leader for ERA; Austin
  • Maurice F. Granville, BS in Ch.E. 1937; Former Chairman of the Board and Chief ; Executive Officer, Texaco, Inc.; New York, New York
  • Ben F. Love, BBA 1947; Director, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (1972-89), Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc.; Houston
  • Mario E. Ramirez, UT 1942-45; Physician; Former Regent, UT System; Former President, Texas Medical Association; Former Starr County Judge; McAllen
  • Harry H. Ransom, UT 1935-37; Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Texas; Deceased 1976
  • Jack Wrather, BA 1939; President, The Wrather Corporation; Deceased 1984
  • Leroy Jeffers, LLB 1932; Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins; Chairman, Board of Regents, UT System; Deceased 1979
  • Joe R. Greenhill, BBA 1936, BA 1936, LLB 1939; Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas; Of Counsel, Baker & Botts Austin;
  • Arno Nowotny, BA 1922, JD 1925, MA 1927; Dean of Student Life, The University of Texas; Deceased 1982
  • Bernice Milburn Moore, BA 1924, MA 1932; Special Consultant, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas; Deceased 1992
  • William S. White, UT 1923-26; Author and Columnist; Deceased 1994
  • George R. Brown, UT 1918-19; Chairman of the Board, Brown & Root, Inc.; Deceased 1983
  • Miss Margaret Cousins, BA 1926; Author and Editor; Deceased 1996
  • Thomas W. Landry, BBA 1949; Former Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys; Deceased 2000
  • Mauricio B. Madero, UT 1930-33; Mexico City, Mexico; Deceased 1999
  • Vernon F. (Doc) Neuhaus, UT 1918-20; Owner, Neuhaus Properties; Deceased 1983
  • Mrs. John B. Connally (nee: Idanell Brill) UT 1935-40; Former First Lady of Texas; Austin
  • Wilson H. Elkins, BA 1932, MA 1932; President Emeritus, The University of Maryland; Deceased 1994
  • Jack S. Josey, BS in Pet.Engr. 1939; Chairman of the Board, Josey Oil Company; Houston, Deceased 2003
  • David Thomas Searls, LLB 1929; Senior Member, Vinson & Elkins; Deceased 1972
  • DeWitt C. Reddick, BA 1925, MA 1928; Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Education, The University of Texas; Deceased 1980
  • George John Beto, MA 1944, PhD 1955; Director, Texas Department of Corrections; Distinguished Professor Emeritus Sam Houston State University; Deceased 1991
  • Miguel R. Cardenas, LLB 1917; Senior Partner, Cardenas-Sepulveda Law Offices; Deceased 1981
  • Charles S. Coates, Sr., UT 1931-36; Chairman of the Board and President, Trans Canada Pipelines, Ltd.; Deceased 1983
  • John S. Redditt, LLB 1921; Attorney and Civic Leader; Deceased 1973
  • Captain Alan Bean, BS 1955; American Space Artist/Apollo XII and Skylab II Astronaut; Houston
  • Joseph Jay Deiss, BA 1933, MA 1934; Author, Former Vice-Director of the American Academy in Rome Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Deceased 1999
  • Luis Flores-Arias, BS in CE 1923; Former President of Concreto, S.A.; Consulting Engineer Deceased
  • Herbert James Frensley, UT 1927-29; Chief Executive Officer, Brown & Root, Inc.; Deceased 1981
  • Merton Melrose Minter, BA 1925; Physician; Deceased 1977
  • Fernando Belaunde-Terry, BArch 1935; Constitutional President of Peru, 1980-85; Lima, Peru, Deceased 2002
  • Roy Crane, UT 1919-22; Cartoonist; Deceased 1977
  • Mrs. Bing Crosby (nee: Kathryn Grandstaff), BFA 1955; Actress and Author; Genoa, Nevada
  • Benno Charles Schmidt, BA 1936, LLB 1936; Senior Partner, J.H. Whitney & Co.; Deceased 2000
  • 0. Pendleton Thomas, MBA 1941; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Director, B.F. Goodrich Co.; Deceased 1985
  • Bob R. Dorsey, BS in ChE 1940; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil Corporation; Deceased 2001
  • William W. Heath, UT 1922-23; Ambassador to Sweden; Deceased 1971
  • Fess Parker, BA 1950; Television and Film Star; Los Olivos, California
  • Gail Whitcomb, BA 1931, LLB 1931; Attorney and Civic Leader; Deceased 1994
  • William B. Bates, LLB 1915; Senior Partner, Fulbright, Crooker Freeman, Bates and Jaworski; Deceased 1974
  • Dause L. Bibby, BBA 1933; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stromberg-Carlson Corporation, Retired; Naples, Florida, Deceased 2002
  • Edward A. Clark, UT Law School, 1928; Ambassador to Australia Senior Partner, Clark, Thomas, Winters & Newton; Deceased 1992
  • R. Ewing Thomason, LLB 1900; Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives; Mayor of El Paso; United States Congressman; U.S. District Judge; Deceased 1973
  • D. Harold Byrd, UT 1919-21; Co-Founder, LTV Corporation; Deceased 1986
  • Denton A. Cooley, BA 1941, MD 1944; Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Heart Institute; Houston
  • Harding L. Lawrence, BBA 1942; Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Braniff International; Brussells, Belgium, Deceased 2002
  • Thomas R. Sealy, Jr., LLB 1931; Senior Attorney, Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, Inc.; Deceased 1992
  • C.W. W.(Tex) Cook, BS in EE 1930; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Foods Corporation; Austin, Deceased 2003
  • John B. Holmes, BBA 1943; Independent Oil Operator; Deceased 1981
  • Leonard F. McCollum, BS in Geol. 1925; Chairman, Continental Oil Company; Deceased 1993
  • Homer Thornberry, BBA 1932, LLB 1936; Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Deceased 1995
  • Walter Cronkite, UT 1933-35; Special Correspondent, CBS Inc.; New York, New York
  • Charles I. Francis, BA 1915, LLB 1917; Founder, Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation; Deceased 1969
  • Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson (nee: Claudia Alta Taylor), BA 1933, BJ 1934; Former First Lady of the United States; Stonewall; Deceased 2007
  • Hines H. Baker, BA 1917, JD 1917; President, Humble Oil & Refining Company; Deceased 1982
  • Rex G. Baker, Sr., BA 1917, JD 1917; Director, Vice-President and General Counsel, Humble Oil & Refining Company; Deceased 1986
  • Miss Ima Hogg, UT 1899-1901; Philanthropist; Deceased 1975
  • James I. McCord, MA 1942; Chancellor, Center Of Theological Inquiry; Deceased 1990
  • C.R. Smith, UT 1921-24; Chairman, American Airlines, Inc.; U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Deceased 1990
  • Tom C. Clark, BA 1921, LLB 1922; Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court; Deceased 1977
  • James A. Elkins, LLB 1901; Senior Partner, Vinson & Elkins; Deceased 1972
  • Allan Shivers, BA 1931, LLB 1933; Governor of Texas; Deceased 1985
  • Gus S. Wortham, UT 1908-11; Founder, American General Insurance Group; Deceased 1976
  • John B. Connally, LLB 1941; Governor of Texas; Deceased 1993
  • Logan Wilson, MA 1927; President and Chancellor, The University of Texas; Deceased 1990
  • Robert B. Anderson, LLB 1932; U. S. Secretary of the Treasury; Deceased 1989
  • Ramon Beteta, BA 1923; Director-General, NOVEDADES, national newspaper of Mexico; Deceased 1965
  • Sam Rayburn, UT 1907-08; Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives; Deceased 1961
  • Walter Prescott Webb, BA 1915, MA 1920, PhD 1932; Distinguished Professor of History, The University of Texas; Deceased 1963


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