Leadership

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

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS

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
Treasurer
Chairman Emeritus; Walter P Moore

Houston, Texas

photo coming soon imageElaine Mendoza
Secretary
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