Board of Trustees

Ernest H. Cockrell
Chairman of the Board; Chairman, Cockrell Interests Inc.; Director and President, The Cockrell Foundation
Forrest E. Hoglund
Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman and CEO, SeaOne Maritime Corporation; Chairman and President, The Hoglund Foundation
Gerald W. McElvy
Vice Chairman of the Board; retired President, ExxonMobil Foundation
Kevin Alexander
Trustee, Stanford & Joan Alexander Foundation
Bruce R. Bilger
Senior Advisor, Lazard Frer├Ęs & Co. LLC
Nelson Broms
Chairman, Nelson Broms Company LLC; former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Equitable Life Holding Corporation
Michael D. Burke
Founder and Chairman, San Antonio Clean Technology Forum
Heath L. Burns, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Abilene Independent School District
Michael Dee
Former Senior Advisor, Temasek Holdings; former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Edward P. Djerejian
Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Charles W. Duncan Jr.
Chairman, Duncan Interests; former President, The Coca-Cola Company; former U.S. Secretary of Energy
Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin; former Chair, National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Jon H. Fleming
Chairman and CEO, Corinthian Data Diagnostics LLC; Chairman Emeritus, Texas Education Reform Foundation
Dennis H. Goehring
Executive Director, Bryan Business Council
Stephen A. Holditch, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
Walter E. Johnson
Founder and Chairman, Amegy Bank of Texas
Anne Charles Mendelsohn
Founding Director, Columbia University Distance Education Graduate Program
Ramona Pierson
Co-founder and CEO, Declara; Founder and former Chief Scientific Officer, SynapticMash
Virginia W. Simmons
Community volunteer
Carolyn Sumners, Ed.D.
Director of Astronomy / Physical Sciences and Youth Programs, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Alexander R. Khachatryan, Ph.D.
Ex Officio Trustee; Co-founder, President and CEO


S. Malcolm Gillis, Ph.D.
Professor, Rice University, former President, Rice University
Neal Lane, Ph.D.
Professor, Rice University; former assistant for science and technology to the United States President; Director of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology; Director of the National Science Foundation
Donald R. McAdams, Ph.D.
President, Center for Reform of School Systems
R. James Milgram, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University; member of the National Board for Education Sciences
William H. Schmidt, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University