Texas Tech Foundation Announces Five New Directors
The Texas Tech Foundation announced today (Nov. 21) five new members of the board of directors. The new members were installed during their first meeting held Friday, Nov. 17.
“Across our four universities, students, faculty and staff are pursuing innovation, improving lives and changing the world,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan said. “The Texas Tech Foundation is an important partner in this mission, and these individuals join an organization committed to making sure our universities have the necessary philanthropic resources to thrive.”
The five new directors are:
- Tom Fogarty, retired chief medical officer of Concentra and resident of Dallas;
- Kim Ford, owner and president of theKFORDgroup in San Antonio, Texas;
- James Keffer, president of EBAA Iron Sales in Eastland, Texas;
- Jim Skinner, retired vice chairman of Neiman Marcus Group and resident of Dallas;
- and Dustin R. Womble, independent director of Tyler Technologies in Lubbock, Texas.
“On behalf of the Texas Tech Foundation, I am excited to welcome such an accomplished and experienced group of business leaders, community volunteers and philanthropists,” said Don Maddox, chairman of the Texas Tech Foundation board of directors. “I especially appreciate the efforts of our nominating committee in identifying such an outstanding group to represent our donors and provide leadership for the future.”
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 investment performance and ensure that donors’ long-term interests are being served.
Each of the incoming members was nominated by the Texas Tech Foundation board of directors this summer and approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents at their October meeting. Their four-year terms end August 31, 2021.
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, nearly 53,000 students, more than 330,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.2 billion.
In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on 17 campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert 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.