Kevin P. Eltife

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Kevin P. Eltife

Kevin P. Eltife


Appointed by

Governor Abbott




Real Estate Investor and Developer
U. T. Student

KEVIN P. ELTIFE, Tyler, Texas, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in January 2017 and was confirmed by the Texas Senate on February 7, 2017. In April 2021, Governor Greg Abbott reappointed him to a six-year term. 

On December 20, 2018, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Regents and was re-elected as Chairman on June 2, 2021, and again on May 4, 2023. Chairman Eltife previously chaired the System Review and Structure Task Force, and previously served on the Academic Affairs Committee; the Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management Committee; the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee; the Finance and Planning Committee; and the Board for Lease of University Lands. 

He formerly served as Senator for Texas Senate District 1, as the Mayor of Tyler, and on the Tyler City Council. He has also served as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, and The University of Texas at Tyler Development Board.

Mr. Eltife is the owner of Eltife Properties, Ltd. and is a Director for Citizens 1st Bank. 

Mr. Eltife earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Tyler with his wife and two children.  

last updated May 18, 2023