Residing in regions across the state, the Foundation’s dynamic leaders are committed to advancing higher education for the benefit of all Texans.


Melissa HendersonMelissa I. Henderson
Executive Director
Texas Higher Education Foundation

Austin, Texas

Harrison KellerHarrison Keller, 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

Fred W. Heldenfels IV
Vice President
President and CEO of Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc.

San Marcos, Texas

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

Houston, Texas

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

San Antonio, Texas

Richard BoxRichard A. Box
Chairman Emeritus, Texas A&M System Board of Regents

Austin, Texas

Fred FraisFred Farias
CEO of 20/20 Vision Care

Dallas, Texas

William Fraser
General (Retired) USAF; President and CEO of WM Fraser Enterprises, LLC

San Antonio, TX


Kathleen GibsonKathleen M. Gibson
President & CEO, Southwestern Medical Foundation

McAllen, Texas

photo coming soon imageH. Darryl Heath
President of Heath Family Investments

Colleyville, Texas


Woody 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 imageLorraine Perryman
Public Relations Consultant

Odessa, Texas


Suzanne Plummer
Corporate Vice President of Design Engineering, AMD

Austin, 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


Donna Williams
Vice President and Program Manager, Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Welcome Wilson, Jr.
President and CEO of Welcome Group, LLC

Houston, Texas