Foundation Board of Trustees

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of alumni and friends who serve as advocates for the University, encourage philanthropic support, and manage the investments and business affairs of the Foundation. 

These volunteers and community leaders give of their time to encourage, maintain, and administer private gifts for educational and service purposes of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.


Executive Board

LTG (Ret.) Ricardo S. Sanchez '73

Chairman, TAMUK Foundation
San Antonio, TX

Sandra Brown '87

2nd Vice Chairman, TAMUK Foundation
Audit Committee Chair
Retired CPA, Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX

Kevin Beasley '90

Secretary, TAMUK Foundation 
President, MCEA, LLC
Houston, TX

Alan Johnson '71

Treasurer, TAMUK Foundation
President, A&E Johnson Properties, LTD
Harlingen, TX


Iris "Chip" J. Berthelot, II '82

President, Laser Midstream Company, LLC
New Ulm, TX

Jackie C. Collins '72

Owner, V.T. Collins, Inc.
Kingsville, TX

Eugene "Gene" Dawson, Jr. '82

President & COO, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

S. David Deanda '83, '84 

President, Lone Star National Bank
Pharr, TX

Aaron Demerson '84 

Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commison
Austin, TX

COL (Ret.) Lisa Carrington Firmin '79

Associate Vice President,
Veteran and Military Affairs, UTSA
San Antonio, TX

Mike Howard '95

Chairman/CEO, Howard Energy Partners
San Antonio, TX

Balous Miller '66

Chairman, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Enterprises Limited
San Antonio, TX

Roberto Montoya '70

CEO, VRC Corporation
Garden Ridge, TX / Alexandria, VA

Romeo Perez '82

International Project Manager, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company
Houston, TX

Thomas V. Shockley, III '67

Retired CEO, El Paso Electric
Dallas, TX

Trustee Emeritus

Oscar Fogle '62

Retired, Exxon USA
Lockhart, TX

J. Philip McCormick '64, '65

Chairman Emeritus, TAMUK Foundation
Director & Investor
Houston, TX

Hugh Morrison '69

Consulting and Investments
Houston, TX

John Talmer Peacock, Ph.D.

Retired Professor, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX


Robert H. Vela '94, '98, '03

President, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX