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


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

Austin, Texas


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

Dallas, Texas


Fred FraisFred Farias III
CEO of 20/20 Vision Care

McAllen, Texas


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

Colleyville, Texas


photo coming soon imageFred W. Heldenfels IV
Vice President                                      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 imageElaine Mendoza
President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

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

Houston, Texas


Diane Patrick, Ph.D.
Director, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Program, University of Texas-Arlington

Arlington, Texas

photo coming soon imageLorraine Perryman
Public Relations Consultant

Odessa, 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