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Access McCombs

Access McCombs 
This series features exclusive conversations between Dean Tom Gilligan and legendary corporate executives. Rad and Ashley Weaver, BBA '98 and BBA '03 respectively, founded the series and hosted the first event in San Antonio with Red McCombs. View our alumni calendar to learn about upcoming events, and update your contact information to ensure you hear about the next Access McCombs in your area.

Texas Athletics

On May 26, approximately 150 alumni, donors and friends of the school gathered at AT&T Headquarters in Dallas for "Access McCombs: The Business of Texas Athletics" featuring  UT Athletics DeLoss Dodds and Chris Plonsky. Topics of conversation included ethics in college sports, the Big 12 and the Longhorn Network. View excerpts from their conversation below.

Promoting Equity in College Sports

Advancing Texas Athletics

The Longhorn Brand

The Longhorn Network

Best UT Moment

The Big 12

Ethics in College Sports and Pay for Play


Southwest Airlines

Alumni and friends of the school gathered at Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas for an exclusive conversation between Dean Tom Gilligan and Southwest Airlines executives Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus; Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus; Gary Kelly, BBA ’77, Executive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO; and Bill Cunningham, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Professor James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise at the McCombs School (pictured above left to right).

Listen to recordings from the event below and view photos on Facebook!

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Red McCombs

Dean Tom Gilligan interviewed Red McCombs in San Antonio for the inaugural Access McCombs event. They discussed numerous topics, including Red’s keys to success, leadership, the economy, the auto industry, work/life balance and philanthropy. Then Red turned the tables on Dean Gilligan and asked a few questions of his own.

View recordings from the event below.

Keys to Success

Building Leaders

The Economy

The Auto Industry

Work/Life Balance

The Joy of Sharing

Red McCombs Interviews Dean Gilligan