Mr. John Walker of Houston was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on Jan. 24, 2012. Mr. Walker currently serves as a member of the Facilities, Finance and Administration, Investment Advisory and Regents' Rules Review Committees. His term will expire on January 31, 2015.
Mr. Walker is president and CEO of EnerVest Ltd. He also is a member of the National Petroleum Council, past chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and a past board member of the Natural Gas Council, Houston Producers’ Forum and Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners.
Mr. Walker serves as a member of the Texas Tech Foundation Board. He also is an advisory board member of the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, a member of the Spring Branch Hispanic Task Force, and past board chairman of the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Walker received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in 1968. While attending Texas Tech, Mr. Walker served as president of the Texas Tech University Student Government Association. He earned a Master of Business Administration from New York University.