West Texas A&M University

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

Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation Accountability

Dyke Rogers

Dyke Rogers
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."

Steve Urban

Steve Urban
President-Elect

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.”

Laura Street

Laura Street
Immediate Past President

Laura Street Consulting, L.L.C.

"WTAMU has the potential to become a University of stature and significance for West Texas, which reflects its position in the state. It's essential that we support and nurture the growth of our University if we want to see West Texas thrive. We must all be a part of this mission for all to succeed."

Roger Williams

Roger Williams
Secretary

Area Philanthropist and Civic Leader

"We’re so fortunate to work with WTAMU as it prepares students for careers of the future. It’s just good business to support everything that WTAMU brings to our area."

Don Patterson

Don Patterson
Treasurer

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."

Mark E. Bivins

Mark E. Bivins

Lilith M. Brainard

Lilith M. 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 the mother and grandmother whose family and friends have received education at WTAMU.”
 

Jim J. Brewer

Jim J. Brewer

Kristie Britten

Kristie 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."

Gregg Bynum

Gregg Bynum

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!”

Bill Chudej

Bill Chudej

President,
FIMC, Inc.

"Giving to the WTAMU Foundation is not just a donation; it is an investment in our region’s future. Our strong work ethic coupled with WTAMU’s quality education makes our graduates very competitive."

Kathy Cornett

Kathy Cornett

Chairman,
McCormick Company

"By supporting the WTAMU foundation. I feel I am doing my small part to ensure that WTAMU continues to help our region continues to be one of the most attractive places to live and do business. The stronger WTAMU is, the stronger our region is. What is good for WTAMU, is good for us all."

Paul Engler

Paul Engler

Chairman of the Board, Pablo Energy

"West Texas A & M is one of the greatest assets we have, and we have an obligation to support it. Our return on these assets is one of the more attractive investments any of us can make."

Lilia Escajeda

Lilia Escajeda

Council Member, Place 3
City of Amarillo

"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

Mike Friemel

Mike Friemel

Friemel Family Farms, Lark Land and Cattle Company, Plains Aerial, Adobe Walls Gin, Top of Texas Gin and Amarillo Cotton Warehouse

"In today's information based economy, one of West Texas A&M most important roles is conducting, applying, interpreting and communicating the latest research in the agricultural industry. Panhandle agriculture producers face significant challenges. Our partnership with West Texas A & M's outstanding agricultural department supports innovation and economic growth throughout the Panhandle and beyond. Investing in West Texas A&M University's Agriculture Department is an investment in our heritage and our future."

Dan Garcia

Dan Garcia

Vice President
for Enrollment Management,
West Texas A&M University

"Contributing to the WTAMU Foundation provides scholarships to students, rewarding their academic achievement and helping to earn their college degree. Donors have helped—and will help—thousands of students."

Eleanor Glazener

Eleanor Glazener

Area Philanthropist and Civic Leader

“What an honor it is to serve with those who share my pride for WTAMU.  It is tremendously exciting to witness and experience the growth and rise in stature of my alma mater. Looking ahead, the future promises to be evermore exciting for this outstanding University.”

Don Hodges

Don Hodges

Chairman,
First Dallas Securities

"WTAMU’s values reflect the unique values of the Panhandle area: belief in God, independence, self-reliance, a helping hand and a demeanor of ‘what you see is what you get”. This is why I encourage people who believe in these things to support the University."

Wales Madden, Jr.

Wales Madden, Jr.

Attorney

"Please consider making the future of higher education in the Panhandle one of your primary concerns. Join us in generously endowing WTAMU. In a very real sense, as WT goes, so go we."

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.”

Puff Niegos

Puff Niegos

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."

Jeff Nunn

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"

Parman Reynolds

Parman Reynolds

President, Reynolds Engineering Associates, Inc.
Instructor of Finance and Economics

"An educated society is at risk of disappearing with each generation. As one of those recipients of the benefits of our country's higher education system, I was privileged to have the opportunity to learn valuable skills because of the hard work of the many previous individuals who built the schools I have attended and created the programs that I learned from. Without their generosity, my personal success would have been limited at best. I encourage those who value America's premier position in higher education to support this continuing effort."

Alan Rhodes

Alan Rhodes

Shareholder
Underwood Law Firm, P.C.

J. Pat Richmond

J. Pat Richmond

Branch Manager
Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors

“Members of my family have been attending WT for most of the past 100 years. WT was the only university that I ever considered attending. Being involved with WT and watching the growth and advances that our university is making is what makes me excited to be a part of it.”

Stanley Schaeffer

Stanley Schaeffer

Accountant

"WTAMU is the cornerstone of higher education in this region. While a degree from WT doesn’t guarantee success, it opens up options that our graduates might not have otherwise. By supporting the WTAMU Foundation, I know I’m providing students the financial assistance they might need to enroll and succeed."

Roy Urrutia

Roy Urrutia

 

Lorie Vincent

Lorie Vincent

Executive Director,
The High Ground of Texas

"As a graduate of WTAMU, I know thousands of individuals share my deep conviction that this University is a special place with special people. When we all pull together in support, the sky’s the limit!"

J.J. Walker

J.J. Walker

Communications and Public Affairs Site Leader
Bell Helicopter

“WTAMU can truly change the course of history for an entire family. I, like many other students, was given abundant opportunities because of the work of the Foundation and donors. The passion and enthusiasm on the WT campus is contagious. This is the perfect time for me and others like me to give back to our University.”

 

 

Mark Hiner

Mark Hiner
Ex-Officio Member

Interim Vice President for Business and Finance,
West Texas A&M University

Dr. Neal Weaver

Dr. Neal Weaver
Ex-Officio Member

Vice President
for Institutional Advancement,
West Texas A&M University

Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien

Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien
Ex-Officio Member

President,
West Texas A&M University