Dr. Cunningham turned 80 on January 5.
Most recently, he served as Chancellor of The University of Texas System from 1992-2000. Dr. Cunningham serves on a number of public corporate boards, including Southwest Airlines, Lincoln Financial, John Hancock Mutual Funds, LIN TV, and Resolute Energy Corporation. His current research interests focus on corporate governance and marketing strategy.
He holds the James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise and he currently teaches Corporate Governance in the McCombs School and the Law School.