Texas Tech Foundation Names Nine New Directors
November 7, 2016 | Written by Rob Waller
The Texas Tech Foundation announced today nine new members of the board of directors. The new members were installed during their first meeting held Friday.
“By providing philanthropic leadership, the Texas Tech Foundation serves an important role in advancing the Texas Tech University System,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan said. “Through their service, members of the board of directors ensure our universities have the critical resources needed to pursue innovative ideas, improve lives and impact the world.”
The nine new directors are:
- A. Chris Aulds, founder and partner of Pearl Energy Investments in Dallas
- Tim G. Culp, president of Desert Production Inc. in Midland, Texas
- J. Pat Hickman, chairman and CEO of Happy State Bank and Trust Company in Canyon, Texas
- Joshua Hunt, executive vice president of Hunt Companies Inc. in El Paso, Texas
- Michael F. Owen, M.D., physician with Covenant Medical Group in Lubbock, Texas
- Jack Rentz, founder and chairman of Rentech Boiler Systems in Abilene, Texas
- Donald R. Sinclair, president and CEO of Western Gas Partners in Houston
- Ben Stribling, owner and president of Stribling Co. in San Angelo, Texas
- Robert Taylor Jr., president of The United Family in Lubbock, Texas
Approved by the Texas Tech Foundation board of directors this summer, the incoming members were subsequently approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents at their October meeting. The new directors will serve four-year terms ending August 31, 2020.
“The Texas Tech Foundation is fortunate to have such distinguished leaders and philanthropists joining the board, and I appreciate the time and effort of the nominating committee who selected these accomplished individuals,” said Terry E. Fuller, president of the Texas Tech Foundation. “By sharing their expertise for the benefit of students and faculty at our four universities, these new directors are ensuring the continued momentum of the Texas Tech University System.”
For more than 75 years, the Texas Tech Foundation has partnered with the Texas Tech University System to raise, manage and invest private gifts for the benefit of the system and its four universities. The nonprofit foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who meet quarterly to review the performance of investments and assure that donors’ long-term interests are being served.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, more than 50,000 students, nearly 325,000 alumni and a more than $1 billion endowment.
In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on more than a dozen campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.