Upon graduation, Texas MBA students automatically become members of the McCombs Alumni Network
, however, even upon enrollment in the MBA program you gain access to our extensive alumni database. This international community of CEOs, leading managers and thriving professionals significantly adds value to your MBA experience not only as an esteemed network but also as a potential resource for career/industry insights, professional enrichment opportunities, and/or project collaboration.
The McCombs Alumni Network supplies a vital connection to keep friends and classmates in touch as their careers take them into the future. Because McCombs has more than 18,000 MBA alumni—and more than 87,000 total graduates—in leadership positions around the world, Texas Executive MBA graduates enter a network of exceptional contacts.
To learn more about our alumni chapters, events, and how you can stay connected visit the McCombs Alumni Network website.
Executive MBA Alumni Spotlight
Greg Johnson, MBA '05
BS ’84 (Air Force Academy), MBA ’05
Colonel (Ret), USAF
A retired colonel from the United States Air Force and current NASA Astronaut, Gregory H. Johnson graduated with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering with honors from the Air Force Academy in 1984. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship to earn his MS in flight structures engineering at Columbia University in 1985. He was selected for Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, graduating in December 1994. Johnson graduated with his MBA from the McCombs School of Business in 2005.
At NASA, Johnson serves as chief of the Astronaut Safety Branch and has been a primary player spanning all phases of astronaut safety. As a member of the investigative team for the 2003 Columbia accident, Johnson aided in the discovery of the potential for foam debris to inflict critical damage on shuttles during ascent. He piloted the STS-123 Endeavour flight in March of 2008, a 16-day flight and among the longest shuttle missions to date.
After logging 4,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft, Johnson retired from the Air Force in 2009. Through his decorated military career, Johnson has garnered thirteen medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew 34 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and 27 in Operation Southern Watch.
Johnson is assigned to pilot the STS-134, one of the final shuttle missions, to deliver the last module to the Space Station in early 2011. Johnson regularly speaks at schools and professional organizations across the country.
View his astronaut bio on the NASA website.