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Hall of Fame Nominations


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 2017-2018 committee members are:

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

To be eligible for the 2017-2018 award, nominations must be received by February 26, 2018. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2018-2019 selection. All nominations will remain active for a period of three years. This honor is extended annually to individuals who display exceptional service to education and human betterment and for distinguished contributions to the university and the business community.


    • 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.