Board of Trustees

Caruth Administration BuildingThe Board of Trustees is responsible for the entire College and its operation. Through the president, the Board provides for the participation in College governance of individuals and campus constituency groups, beginning with the delegation of responsibilities through the College's executive leadership. Austin College trustees represent a broad range of professionals and community leaders who generously serve, sharing their leadership, time, and resources.


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Todd A. Williams ’82, Chair
Becky R. Sykes ’67, Vice Chair


Austin College Board of Trustees:

  •  Brian Ainsworth '85, Dallas, Texas
  • John M. Andersen ‘66, Dallas, Texas
  • Lee Dean Ardell '74, Houston, Texas
  • Scott Austin ’83, Dallas, Texas
  • James D. Baskin III '75, Austin, Texas
  • Brent E. Christopher, Dallas, Texas
  • Joseph J. Clifford, Dallas, Texas
  • David Corrigan ’81, Dallas, Texas
  • William M. Crook '80, Houston, Texas
  • Joanie Darden '87, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Bill Douglass, Sherman, Texas
  • Fred R. "Buck" Files '60, Tyler, Texas
  • Craig Florence’84, Dallas, Texas
  • Michael N. Foster, Jr. '86, Dallas, Texas
  • Rebecca Moseley Gafford '72, Dallas, Texas
  • Donald M. Gibson '75, Houston, Texas
  • Dennis E. Gonier '83, Manalapan, New Jersey
  • Sarah Gunderson '81, Dallas, Texas
  • Thomas G. Hall, Jr. '78, Colleyville, Texas


  • Mary Ann Harris '70, Fort Worth, Texas
  • James J. Hartnett ‘79, Dallas, Texas
  • M. Steve Jones, Sherman, Texas
  • Ron Kirk '76, Dallas, Texas
  • Jeffrey Landsberg '81, Dallas, Texas
  • Todd Liles '87, San Francisco, California
  • Patricia Manning-Courtney ‘87, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Holly Mace Massingill '94, Austin, Texas
  • Luan Beaty Mendel '75, Mammoth Lakes, California
  • James W. "Wes" Moffett '82, Dallas, Texas
  • Fazlur Rahman, San Angelo, Texas
  • Kirk L. Rimer, Plano, Texas
  • Ann Ross '66, Dallas, Texas
  • Steven S. Schiff '71, Dallas, Texas
  • Ronald T. Seal, Denison, Texas
  • Rebecca Simmons ’78, San Antonio, Texas
  • Linda Plummer Ward '78, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tom Welfelt '74, Dallas, Texas
  • Ruth Whiteside ‘64, Kensington, Maryland