AUSTIN — Governor Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for terms to expire January 31, 2019. These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
John R. “Bob” Garrett of Tyler is president and CEO of the Fair Oil Co. of Texas and Fair Management Co. He is chairman of the Tyler Development Code Committee, vice president of the RW Fair Foundation, and a board member of The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center and Salvation Army of Tyler. He is also past president of the Texas Association of Builders and Tyler Area Builders Association, a past state representative of the National Association of Home Builders, and a past board member and past treasurer of the Tyler Economic Development Council. Garrett received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler. He is reappointed to the board.
David Alders of Nacogdoches is president of Carrizo Creek Corporation, and manager of Caddo Farms LLC and Dagwood Timber LP. He is chairman of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation and Heritage Land Bank Association boards, and a board member of the State Bar of Texas, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Heartbeat Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Nacogdoches Regents Academy. He is also a board member and past president of the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, vice president of the Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District, a member of the East Texas Regional Water Planning Group Executive Committee, and past chairman of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs Governing Board. Alders received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
Barry Nelson of Dallas is president of Interra Partners LLC. He is an executive advisory board member of the Stephen F. Austin State University Rusche College of Business, a past board member of the Dallas Business Development Corporation, and a past board member and past executive committee member of the Dallas Real Estate Council. Nelson received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.