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Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors individuals who display exceptional service to education and human betterment and for distinguished contributions to the university and the business community.


The McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame was established in 1983, in recognition of The University of Texas at Austin’s centennial celebration and to honor former students, faculty, and other dedicated supporters who have made outstanding professional contributions to the business community and who, by their exemplary civic, philanthropic, and educational activities, have advanced humanity. 

Selection criteria is based on:

  • Demonstrated outstanding contributions to human betterment and to society in general by their exemplary human, civic, educational and philanthropic activities.
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the business community.
  • Be an alumnus/alumna, ex-student, former McCombs School faculty and/or a truly outstanding and long-term supporter of the McCombs School or The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Demonstrated high personal traits of morality, integrity and citizenship.
  • Demonstrated effective and long-time leadership role.
  • Possess a high level of competence, accomplishment and expertise in at least one area.
  • Demonstrated originality and creativity over a reasonable period of time.
  • Demonstrated concern and contribution to broadly based social causes with a strong people orientation.
  • Established a positive overall citizenship role over an extended period of time.

Exclamation point inside a word bubble To be eligible for the 2018-2019 award, nominations must be received by January 7, 2019.

* Nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2019-2020 selection. All nominations will remain active for a period of three years.

Nominate

Please send a letter of nomination and the complete mailing address and phone number of the nominee to Christine Burdell:

512-232-7981 (direct line)
Email: Christine Burdell

McCombs School of Business
Development and External Relations
2110 Speedway, Stop B6006
Austin, TX 78712-1270

Selection Committee

A selection committee considers each year’s nominees for induction into the Hall of Fame. The 2018-2019 committee members were:

    • John Allison
    • John S. Butler
    • Jim Dyer
    • Kathleen Farlow
    • Jay Hartzell - Ex-officio
    • Lisa Koonce
    • Leigh McAlister
    • Red McCombs - Ex-officio
    • Jeff Melton - Ex-officio
    • Paula Murray
    • Laura Starks

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2019 Honorees

Phil Canfield

Philip A. Canfield

BHP '89

Managing Director, GTCR

Tribute Video

Ambassador Antonio Garza

Amb. Antonio Garza

BBA '80

Counsel, White & Case, Mexico City

Tribute Video

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison

LLB '67, BA Government '92

US Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Tribute Video

Niloufar Molavi

Niloufar Khatiblou Molavi

BBA '91, MPA '91

Global Energy Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tribute Video

J. Marc Myers

J. Marc Myers

BBA '69, MBA '75

President, Myers & Crow Company

Tribute Video

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Past Inductees

2015 - >

2015 -

2017 - 18

Richard D. Folger, BBA '81, BS '84
The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, BS '75
Theodore T. "Ted" Wang, MBA '96 


2016 - 17

Kathleen W. Farlow, MPA '83
Charles M. Holley, Jr., BBA '79
S. Todd Maclin, BBA '78
Sam L. Susser, BBA '85


2015 - 16

Sanford L. Gottesman, BBA '73
Joe E. Holt, BBA '71 
Wm. Eugene Powell, BBA '68, MBA '70
Jeffrey L. Swope, BBA '72, MBA '74 


2014 - 15

Alan Dreeben, BBA '65
Ray Nixon, Jr., BA '74, MBA '77 
Will O'Hara, BBA '68
Robert "Bob" S. Zlotnik, BBA '75, MBA '80
Marcie C. Zlotnik, BBA '83

2010 - 2014

2013 - 14

R.D. (Dan) Burck, BBA '56
Dick Evans, BBA '68
John C. Goff, BBA '77
Woody L. Hunt, BBA '66, MBA '70

2012 - 13

John L. Adams, BBA '66, LLB '69
Tom C. Frost
Gary C. Kelly, BBA '77
Lynn (Fox) Utter, BBA '84

2011 - 12

R. Steven Hicks, BA '72
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, BA '50
John H. Massey, LLB '66
Roy M. Spence, BA '71

2010 - 11

Jack R. Crosby, BBA '49
William H. Cunningham
James R. Moffett, BS '61

2005 - 2009

2009 - 10

John W. Carpenter III, MBA '77
Gary M. Kusin, BA '72
Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., BBA '69


2008 - 09

James R. Huffines, BBA '73
Joel V. Staff, BBA '67
Elizabeth Henke Yant, BBA '77, MPA '78


2007 - 08

John D. McStay, BBA '65, MBA '66
Louis M. Pearce Jr.
McHenry “Mac” Tichenor, BA '77, MBA '79


2006 - 07

Fred Hegi Jr., Ph.D. '70
William Johnson, MBA '74
Red McCombs
W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr., BS '42


2005 - 06

H. Scott Caven Jr., BBA '64, LLB '67
B.M. “Mack” Rankin, BBA '50
William E. Rosenthal, BBA '72


2004 - 05

Robert B. Rowling, BBA '76
Ronald G. Steinhart, BBA '62, MBA '63
Sara Martinez Tucker, BJ '76, MBA '79

2000 - 2004

2003 - 04

Peter R. Coneway, BBA '66
Gary T. Crum, MBA '72
Robert H. Graham, BS '68, MS '72, MBA '73
James Mulva, BBA '68, MBA '69


2002 - 03

Ernest H. Cockrell, BES '67, MBA '70
Kenneth M. Jastrow II, BBA '69, MBA '71
Charles W. Tate, BBA '68


2001 - 02

Linnet F. Deily, BA '67
Donald L. Evans, BS '69, MBA '73
Jeffrey M. Heller, BBA '68


2000 - 01

Daniel C. Arnold, BBA '51, LLB '53
John H. Duncan, BBA '49

 

1995 - 1999

1999 - 00

Robert H. Dedman, BS '46, LLB '48, BA '49
Richard E. Rainwater, BA '66
Jere W. Thompson, BBA '54

1998 - 99

Jon Brumley, BBA '61
Joseph M. Grant, MBA '61, Ph.D. '70
Gaylord A. Jentz​

1997 - 98

Katherine J. Harless, BBA '72
Frank W. Maresh, BBA '61, MPA '63
Michael A. Myers, BBA '59, LLB '63

1996 - 97

Lester M. Alberthal Jr., BBA '68
Jack S. Blanton, BA '47, LLB '50
Shelby H. Carter Jr., BBA '53
Alvin M. Eicoff, BBA '43

1995 - 96

Floyd Brandt
Thomas O. Hicks, BBA '69
William H. Seay, BBA '41
Raynard M. Sommerfeld

1994 - 95

Ronya Kozmetsky
Arthur Temple Jr.
Robert C. Witt

1990 - 1994

1993 - 94

Edward W. Cundiff
Coulter R. Sublett, BBA '33


1992 - 93

Abraham Charnes
Donald J. Stone, BBA '49
Ernest W. Walker


1991 - 92

Stanley A. Arbingast
Edwin Gale, BBA '47
Eugene Nelson, LLB '39


1990 - 91

William W. Cooper
Herbert D. Kelleher
Ralph Spence, BBA '42

1985 - 1989

1989 - 90

James B. Goodson, BBA '48
George Kozmetsky
Charles T. Zlatkovich, Ph.D. '52

1988 - 89

Fladger F. Tannery, BBA '33, MBA '35, Ph.D. '41
Glenn A. Welsch, Ph.D. '52

1987 - 88

F. Lanier Cox, BBA '35, LLB '37
Edgar A. Smith

1986 - 87

J. Anderson Fitzgerald
John T. Stuart III, BBA '58
John P. Thompson, BBA '48

1984 - 85

John P. Harbin, BBA '39
W.D. Noel, BBA '35
Charles N. Prothro, BBA '39
Jack G. Taylor, BBA '36
Erich W. Zimmerman

1980 - 1984

1984 - 85

Samuel E. Barshop, BBA '51
H.B. “Hank” Harkins, BBA '42
Ben F. Love, BBA '48
Fred H. Moore
C. Aubrey Smith, BBA '21, MBA '26
John R. Stockton


1983 - 84

Hines H. Baker, BA '17, LLB '17
James L. Bayless, BBA '48
James C. Dolley
Joe C. Thompson, BA '22, BBA '22
John A. White, BBA '29, MBA '30, Ph.D. '37
Gus S. Wortham

Rising Star Award

Each year, the McCombs School of Business is pleased to present young alumni with the Rising Star Award. Honorees are acknowledged at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony. We present this award to alumni who have been successful professionally, and have helped strengthen the McCombs Alumni Network. These are graduates who have presented themselves as consummate professionals and dedicated business people. Congratulations to this year's honorees!

Kovid O. Gupta

Kovid O. Gupta

BBA '10

Kovid Gupta Films/Indus Management Group

Lance T. Loeffler

Lance T. Loeffler

BBA '99, MBA '04

Halliburton

Carlos A. Whitaker

Carlos A. Whitaker

BBA '00, MPA '00

Credit Suisse

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Past Honorees

2015 - >

2015 -

2018

David R. Druley, BBA '88, MBA '03
Jeffrey M. Duchin, BBA '98
Lisa Seacat DeLucaMSTC '10

 

2017

Marissa Jarratt, BBA '99, MBA '04
Kurt Leedy, BBA '02

 

2016

T. Mark Whatley, MBA '04
Ashish K. Gupta, BBA '00

 

2015

David Busker, MBA '07
Jack Nelson, BBA '98

2010 - 2014

2014

Scott Mattei, MBA '95
Vivek Shah, BBA '03


2013

Jeremy Smitheal, BBA '94, MBA '03
Cindy Lo, BBA '98


2012

Ryan Oliver, MBA '06
Dominic Sung, BBA '03


2011

Matt Chasen, MBA '04
David Anthony Murrell, BBA '01


2010

Daniel B. Nelson, BA '96, MBA '06
Matt Polze, BBA '99, MPA '99, JD '03

2005 - 2009

2009

Gregory H. Johnson,  MBA '05
M. Christina Clayton, BBA '02


2008

Holly Goodrich McMullan, MBA '04


2007

Tony Rogers, BBA '90, MBA '97


2006

Ted Wang, MBA '96


2005

Jeff Hoogendam, MBA '95

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