Learn more about the unique and diverse backgrounds of the Texas Higher Education Foundation’s Leadership. Residing in regions across the state, this group of dynamic leaders is committed to advancing higher education for the benefit of all Texans.


HeatherMarshHeather A. Marsh
Executive Director
Texas Higher Education Foundation

Austin, Texas

RaymundParedesRaymund Paredes, Ph.D.
Commissioner of Higher Education
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Austin, Texas




NealNeal W. Adams
Chair and President
President of Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C.

Grapevine, Texas

photo coming soon imageLorraine Perryman
Vice President
Public Relations Consultant

Odessa, Texas

photo coming soon imageElaine Mendoza
President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

photo coming soon imageRaymond Messer
Chairman Emeritus; Walter P. Moore

Houston, Texas

Richard BoxRichard A. Box
Executive with the Lucas Petroleum Group of Austin

Austin, Texas

Fred FraisFred Farias III
CEO of 20/20 Vision Care

McAllen, Texas

photo coming soon imageDarryl Heath
President of Heath Family Investments

Colleyville, Texas

photo coming soon imageFred W. Heldenfels IV
President and CEO of Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc.

San Marcos, Texas

photo coming soon imageWoody L. Hunt
Founder of Hunt Companies, Inc.

El Paso, Texas

photo coming soon imageBobby Jenkins
Owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services

Austin, Texas

photo coming soon imageBeverly Volkman Powell
Real Estate Developer

Burleson, Texas

photo coming soon imageStuart W. Stedman
President of Stedman West Interests, Inc.

Houston, Texas

john steenJohn T. Steen, Jr.
Attorney and Investor

San Antonio, Texas