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

Joe Henkel '71

Immediate Past Chairman, TAMUK Foundation
Vice Chairman, Kleberg Bank
Kingsville, TX

Bill Colston, Jr. 

1st Vice Chairman, TAMUK Foundation
President, Riviera Telephone Company
Riviera, TX

Eugene "Gene" H. Dawson, Jr. '82

2nd Vice Chairman, TAMUK Foundation
President, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Leonard A. Bedell '68

Treasurer, TAMUK Foundation
President & CEO of Mobil Steel International, Inc.

Kevin Beasley '90

Secretary, TAMUK Foundation 
Chief Operating Officer, Advantage Midstream
Houston, TX



Tom Best '79

Owner, Rockin' B Land and Cattle Company
Kingsville, TX

Iris "Chip" J. Berthelot, II '82

President, Laser Midstream Energy
New Ulm, TX

Sandra Brown '87

Retired, CPA, Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX

Jackie C. Collins '72

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

S. David Deanda '83, '84 

President, Lone Star National Bank
Pharr, TX

COL (Ret.) Lisa Carrington Firmin '79

Associate Vice President,

Veteran and Military Affairs, UTSA

San Antonio, TX

Alvaro "Al" Hinojosa '77

Vice President-Parts, HOLT CAT
San Antonio, TX

Mike Howard '95

Chairman/CEO, Howard Energy Partners
San Antonio, TX

Alan Johnson '71

President, A&E Johnson Properties, LTD
Harlingen, TX

James McAllen, Jr.

Owner, McAllen Ranch
Edinburg, 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

Chair Emeritus,

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation


Hugh Morrison '69

Consulting and Investments

John Talmer Peacock, Ph.D.

(Retired) Professor, Texas A&M University-Kingsville 
Kingsville, TX


Mark Hussey, Ph.D.

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