President's Circle

Lamar University AdvancementThe Lamar University President’s Circle was established by the university’s 15th president, Dr. Kenneth R. Evans, to honor and recognize individuals who have made a commitment to the success of Lamar students.  Donors support the strategic priorities that are most meaningful to them. 

Individual donors are touching lives every day with gifts that support academics, scholarships, research, internships, and more.  Members of the President’s Circle are taking the lead among Lamar’s most important supporters with their generous commitment. 

President’s Circle members will be afforded special privileges which include special communications, preferred seating at some university events, invitations to special activities and unique opportunities to interact with students.  Membership is open to individuals making personal gifts, or gifts through family foundations.  Each membership level may be met through a single contribution (qualifies for that level membership for a five year period) or though a pledge of five annual payments.  Gifts received beginning June 1, 2013 may be included towards any membership level.

Levels of Membership

Spindletop Society members have made contributions totaling $1 million or more

Single contribution of $250,000, or an investment of $50,000 annually for 5 years

Single contribution of $100,000, or an investment of $20,000 annually for 5 years

Single contribution of $50,000, or an investment of $10,000 annually for 5 years

Single contribution of $25,000, or an investment of $5,000 annually for 5 years

Single contribution of $12,500, or an investment of $2,500 annually for 5 years

Silver – Young Alumni (10 years or less from your first degree)
Single contribution of $6,250, or an investment of $1,250 annually for 5 years

Members of the President's Circle


Dr. and Mrs. Larry C. Acker
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Aldredge
Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander
Mr. John E. Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Arnold
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Atnip


Mr. and Mrs. F. Raymon Bean, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bertrand
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Best
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua M. Bonura
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bonura
Mr. S. Gerard Bonura
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Booker
The Honorable and Mrs. Jeff R. Branick
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Byrd


Mr. and Mrs. Nick Carter
Dr. Tamerla D. Chavis
Dr. Sudha and Mr. Srini Chittaluru
Mr. and Mrs. Bill L. Clark
The Honorable Ron Clark
Ms. Sandra F. Clark
Dr. and Mrs. Alan B. Coleman
Mrs. Laura W. Cook
Mr. and Mrs. Grady H. Crawford, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Colby C. Crenshaw
Mr. and Mrs. Will B. Crenshaw
Mrs. Mary Louise Crim
Ms. Tammye Curtis-Jones


Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Daleo
Dr. Josh Daspit
Ms. Robin R. Dauphin
Dr. Jane S. Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Dishman, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Domino
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Drayer
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon G. Durden
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Duty
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Dyer, Jr.


Dr. Grace D. England
Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Escamilla
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Evans


Mr.. and Mrs. Louis A. Falgout
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fecel
Mr. William T. Fitzgerald
Dr. and Mrs. Mike Fuljenz
Ms. Kay M. Fuller
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip E. Fuller
Ms. Becky Fussell


Ms. Mimi Gammill
Dr. Eleanor P. Garrett
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Garth
Mr. Arthur E. Geers
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Giglio
Dr. and Mrs. Jack M. Gill
Dr. H. Stephen Grace, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Green
Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Greenberg


Mrs. Amy S. Hancock
Drs. Monica and William Harn
Mr. and Mrs. Alton D. Heckaman, Jr.
Mr. Butch Henderson
Drs. Jennifer and Omar Hernandez
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hile
Dr. and Mrs. George J. Hirasaki
Mrs. Gisela R, Houseman
Mr. Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.


Dr. and Mrs. Herman R. Iles


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jenkins
The Honorable and Mrs. Ransom W. Jones, Jr.
Ms. Carmen Jordan
Ms. Charlotte M. Jungen


Dr. Sallye J. Keith
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Kelley
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Kiefer
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Koshkin


Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lau
Mr. Larry W. Lawson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Lindsay
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Locke
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred H. Long, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lovoi
Dr. and Mrs. Don M. Lyle


Dr. and Mrs. James W. Marquart
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Mason
Mrs. Susan M. McCurry
Dr. and Mrs. Bob McLendon
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. McSpadden, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Cruse D. Melvin
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mitchell
Mr. Ray M. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Glen W. Morgan
Mrs. Patsy E. Morphew
Dr. and Mrs. Terry Morris


Mrs. Whitney D. Neighbors
Dr. and Mrs. Sina K. Nejad
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ness
Mrs. Ynhi D. Nguyen
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Norwood


Mr. R. Ray Orrill, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Hermann H. Ortega


Mr. and Mrs. J. Pat Parsons
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parsons
Dr. and Mrs. Garrett K. Peel
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Pierson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Price
Mr. and Mrs. Doak C. Procter III


Mr. Wayne Reaud
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Rice
Dr. Anita L. Riddle and Dr. Steven P. Schmidt
Mrs. Jill Bogan Risley and Mr. Allyn W. Risley
Mr. and Mrs. Denny Robertson
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Robins
Mr. Roland X. Rodriguez and Ms. Linda Gonzalez
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Roebuck, Sr.
Dr. Regina J. Rogers
Dr. and Mrs. Larry A. Rose
Mrs. Willa N. Ross


Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Don S. Shaver
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Simmons
Dr. and Mrs. James M. Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. Kacey B. Smart
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Dan F. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Stafford
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Steinhagen
Mr. and Mrs. Roy N. Steinhagen
Mr. and Mrs. Henry I. Strait


Mrs. Gerri G. Talbot
Mr. and Mrs. Skylar Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tortorice, Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Umphrey


Dr. Enrique (Henry) Venta
Mr. Fred R. Vernon II
Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Vernon
Ms. Donna D. Verret


Dr. Don Warren and Ms. Judith A. Johnston
Mr. and Mrs. Bruzzy Westheimer
Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Wiggins
Mr. Benny F. Wilkinson and Ms. Vicki L. Spitznagle
Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Williams, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Herman T. Wilson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Withers
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Womack
Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Woodcox
The Honorable and Mrs. Bob Wortham