The Board of Visitors

The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors is a supporters' group for the Texas Astronomy Program. It includes business people, educators, attorneys, scientists, artists, architects, and engineers, from throughout Texas and the United States.

The Board of Visitors has accomplished great things for the Texas astronomy program, from funding chairs, professorships, and fellowships, to helping with private contributions to build the magnificent Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, and much more. In addition, the Board of Visitors provides annual discretionary funding for the observatory director and department chair.

meeting in the h.j.smith dome

Full Members of the Board of Visitors as of May 13, 2014:

Glenn A. Adams

Fort Worth

Roger D. Aksamit

Houston

Randy and Susan Aulbaugh

Irving

Rex G. Baker, III

Dripping Springs

Paul Balmuth and Cicily Simms

Austin

Memo Benavides

Laredo

David Bickham, Jr.

Austin

Bruce Allen Blakemore

San Antonio

Stephen Howard Blount

San Antonio

David Bloxom

Fort Worth

Carla Blumberg

Austin

Michelle K. Brock

Midland

John Swinton Brown, Jr.

Austin

Toby Calvert

San Antonio

Charles F. Chambers

Houston

David F. Chappell

Fort Worth

Joe Christie

Austin

Joe and Brenda Cialone

Houston

John Cole

Lampasas

Sam Cooper

Houston

John L. Cotton, Jr.

Dallas

Clint A. Davis, P.E.

Houston

Vincent and Cynthia Dawson

San Antonio

Bill Deaton

Austin

Dick DeGuerin

Houston

John Dennis

Houston

William F. Dingus

Midland

Marshall J. Doke, Jr.

Dallas

Lanna Duncan

Fort Davis

Bob England

Flower Mound

Dick Evans

Fort Wayne

George A. Finley, III

Corpus Christi

Jim Finley

Fort Worth

Walter C. Fisher

Austin

Becky Gale

Beaumont

Mike Gibson

Houston

Bob and Annie Graham

Houston

Bill Greenhill

Fort Worth

Tom and Ann Hannigan

San Antonio

Jeff and Patti Hart

Austin

Mark L. Hart, III

Fort Worth

Will Harte

San Antonio

Marty Heaner

San Antonio

Mary Heard

San Antonio

Andrew and Mary Ann Heller

Austin

Randy and Janis Henry

Houston

Bob Hughes

Richardson

Chris Job

Houston

Ardon B. Judd, Jr.

Albany

Tom Keefe

Houston

David E. Keltner

Fort Worth

James H. King

Fort Davis

Michael Kiolbassa

San Antonia

Jeff and Gail Kodosky

Austin

Bill and Sue Kopplin

San Antonio

Mike Levy

Austin

Ed Lindsey, Jr.

Jasper

Paula K. Martin-Buhrdorf

Austin

Flora and Bobby Marvin

Austin

Richard Masterson

Midland

Brad Moody

Houston

Steve Mostyn

Houston

Gery and Susan Muncey

Houston

Bill and Bettye Nowlin

Austin

Louise O'Connor

Victoria

Maureen J. O'Driscoll-Levy

Houston

Joe M. Parsley

Kemah

Tegwin Pulley

Dallas

Larry Reaves

Fort Worth

Grant and Sheri Roane

Houston

Van W. Robinson, P.E.

Fort Davis

Mark Romanchock and Ursula Edwards

Houston

David Rose

Houston

Karl C. Rove

West Lake Hills

Carl E. Ryan

El Paso

Tom Semmes

San Antonio

Chris and Susie Shields

Austin

Rasa Silenas

San Antonio

Karen Goetting Skelton

Austin

Jamie Small

Midland

Ford and Lindsay Smith

Austin

Marshall T. Steves, Jr.

San Antonio

Alice Ball Strunk

San Antonio

Eric B. Stumberg

Austin

Paul Teten

Houston

Ralph and Bette Thomas

Houston

Barbara B. Thomas-Lemmon

Dallas

Warren Tichenor

San Antonio

Roy and Dale Truitt

Dallas

Curtis Vaughan, Jr.

San Antonio

Robie and Fallon Vaughn

Dallas

Klaus Weiswurm

Schertz

David R. Welland

Austin

Garey Willbanks

San Antonio

Mark Richard Williams

Houston

Harry G. Windham

Houston

Francis Wright

San Antonio