West Texas A&M University

The Original Texan's marble sculpture in the Pedestrian Mall.

Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation Accountability
 

Steve Urban

Steve Urban
President

MD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech Health Science Center in Amarillo

“The medical students who have graduated from West Texas A&M are among our best. They are well-prepared and interested in primary care. Every community in the Panhandle has a vested interest in quality education at WTAMU.”

Puff Niegos

Puff Niegos
President-Elect

CPA and Treasurer of HB Realty

"Education is vital to economic growth in our region. WTAMU continues to meet the educational needs of our citizens while giving back to our communities. We all benefit from investing resources to strengthen this outstanding institution of higher education."

Dyke Rogers

Dyke Rogers
Immediate Past President

President,
Frontier Fuel Company/
Dalhart Real Estate

"I like many, received my degree from WT because of the generosity of other people--perhaps it is time to be one of the "other people"."

Don Patterson

Don Patterson
Secretary

Of Counsel for Courtney, Countiss, Brian and Bailey

"A gift to WTAMU is an investment in the future of the Texas Panhandle which will yield the greatest dividends for the benefit of our people."

Gregg Bynum

Gregg Bynum
Treasurer

President/CEO
Education Credit Union

“Education opens doors for people so they can maximize their potential and create wealth for themselves and society. Capitalism does not work without a strong educational system. WTAMU is an essential part of the economic and social infrastructure for the tri-state area. Go Buffs!”

Jason Abraham

Jason Abraham

President
Abraham Equine

 Mark E. Bivins

Mark E. Bivins

Betty Teel Bivins Leadership Scholarship
Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science
Amarillo Businessman, Rancher and Cattleman

Lilith Brainard

Lilith Brainard

Community Volunteer and
WTAMU Fine Arts Supporter


"I consider WTAMU a heartbeat for the Texas Panhandle for higher education and an opportunity for people to achieve their objectives for their future success. Many individuals from the United States and foreign countries have successfully completed their educational goals at WTAMU. I am proud to be mother and grandmother whose family and friends have received education at WTAMU."

 Jim J. Brewer

Jim J. Brewer

President
J-Brex Company

Kristie Britten

Kristi Britten, RPh

BritKare Home Medical
ADC Pharmacy
Panhandle Nuclear Rx Inc.
Grand Pharmacy


"I am honored to be a member of the WTAMU Foundation Board. The Panhandle is immensely blessed to have such a quality university here. By serving on this board I hope to be able to ensure that WT continues to provide quality education for so many people in our area."

John Broadfoot Jr.

John Broadfoot, Jr.

Owner/Broker,
Amarillo's Parkview Realty, LLC

"I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to be a director for the WTAMU Foundation. As a former WT student, I want nothing but success for the University, and will strive to help WT reach its fullest potential by improving the quality of life for students and for generations to come."

Shyla Buckner

Shyla Buckner

Attorney, Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC

 

David Cook

David Cook

Rancher, Canadian, Texas

John Frantz

Lilia Escajeda

Civic Leader

"WTAMU is a reflection of our community - locally, regionally, and statewide. We, the citizens, have the obligation to support our higher-education institutions that allow students to pursue their dreams and ambitions. WTAMU through its efforts has already made a difference in many students’ lives, many of whom never thought they would be able to attend college. No matter the size of the gift, it all adds up!"

John Frantz

John Frantz

Vice President,
Hartley Water Supply Corporation

Bob Hatton

Bob Hatton

Area Philanthropist and Community Volunteer

 

Jason Herrick

Jason Herrick

President,
Pantera Energy Company

Sam Lovelady

Sam Lovelady

CPA, Member
Lovelady, Christy + Associates

Brent McClure

Brent McClure

General Manager
KFDA-TV, News Channel 10

 

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

Director,
Fuel Supply and Distribution Center for Toot'n Totum

“Everyone who enters WTAMU has a dream for their future and the education they receive allows that dream to become a reality. It is the responsibility of the WTAMU Foundation to respond to those students who look to us as the door to their future. Through the efforts of all of us, we can help our students not only visualize those dreams, but also achieve them.”

Alice O'Brien

Jeff Nunn

President and CEO of Citizens Bank

"WT is an important part of our past and a critical part of our future. WT graduates are a driving force in the areas economy and culture, it is our responsibility to support their growth in every way possible"

Alice O'Brien

Alice O'Brien

Civic Leader and
Champion of Education