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Paul L. Foster

Paul L. Foster

El Paso

Appointed by

Governor Perry

Chairman Term






PAUL L. FOSTER, El Paso, Texas, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in November 2007. He was reappointed to the Board by Governor Perry in February 2013 and was confirmed by the Texas Senate on May 24, 2013.

He served as Chairman of the Board from August 22, 2013 until September 18, 2017, served as Vice Chairman from April 13, 2009 until August 22, 2013, and was re-elected as Vice Chairman on November 9, 2017.

Vice Chairman Foster is Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee and serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee. He also serves on the University Lands Advisory Board. He has previously chaired the Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee and served as Chairman of the UTIMCO Board of Directors.

Mr. Foster is the Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Mountain Management, LLC. He is the founder and former Executive Chairman of Western Refining, Inc., and currently is a Director of Andeavor, a U.S. refining, marketing, and logistics company. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Baylor University and received certification by the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. He serves on numerous boards including the El Paso Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, WestStar Bank, Jordan Foster Construction, and the Borderplex Regional Economic Alliance. Mr. Foster is also a founding member of MountainStar Sports Group, owners of the El Paso Chihuahuas and the Ciudad Juarez Bravos. He is a former member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Business Leadership Council, and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

last updated July 19, 2018