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Texas Tech Foundation Names New Directors

Steve Gray, George H. McMahan, David Segrest and Leslie Ward appointed to volunteer board.

November 7, 2018 | Contact: Scott Lacefield

The Texas Tech Foundation announced, today (Nov. 7), four new members of its board of directors. The directors officially took office during their first meeting on Friday, Nov. 2.

“The Texas Tech Foundation is a crucial partner in securing the resources our universities need to impact Texas and the world, which is why the appointment of dedicated members is essential to our continued success,” said Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. “I am excited to welcome these new members and am confident their leadership and service will help advance the strong momentum we have at each of our universities.”

The four new directors are:

Texas Tech Foundation DirectorsDon Maddox, David Segrest.
George McMahan, Steve Gray
& Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Patrick Kramer

Steve Gray, member of Concho Resources’ board of directors and resident of Dallas.

George H. McMahan, owner of George McMahan Development in Lubbock.

David Segrest, counsel for Foley Gardere in Dallas.

Leslie Ward, senior vice president of legislative and corporate external affairs for AT&T in Austin.

The Texas Tech Foundation board of directors nominated the new members this summer, and the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the slate at their Oct. 4 meeting. The new directors will serve four-year terms ending Aug. 31, 2022.

“Our newest members of the Texas Tech Foundation represent the business, civic and philanthropic accomplishments of our alumni,” said Don Maddox, chairman of the Texas Tech Foundation. “The nominating committee selected an experienced cadre of leaders, and my fellow board members and I look forward to serving alongside them to ensure a strong future for 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 investment performance and ensure 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 UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, over 54,000 students, more than 340,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.2 billion.

In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on 17 campuses statewide and internationally. The TTU System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.