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.
Laura Bush Acceptance Speech
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.
Julius Glickman Acceptance Speech
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.
Charles Matthews Acceptance Speech
Admiral William McRaven
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
William McRaven Acceptance Speech
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.
Melinda Perrin Acceptance Speech
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.
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
Mr. I. Jon Brumley
BBA 1961, McCombs School of Business
Chairman & CEO of Bounty Investments, LP
Fort Worth, TX
Ms. Jane Chesnutt
BJ 1973, College of Communication
Former Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day magazine, Activist and Volunteer
New York, NY
Mr. James R. Huffines
BBA 1973, McCombs School of Business
President & COO of PlainsCapital Corporation and Former Chairman of the UT Board of Regents
Mr. Jodie L. Jiles
MPA 1979, McCombs School of Business
Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, LLC
The Honorable Pamela Pitzer WillefoBA 1972, College of Liberal Arts
Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein