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Chairman Paul L. Foster

Paul L. FosterPaul L. FosterPAUL 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.  Mr. Foster was reappointed to the Board by Governor Perry in February 2013. 

On April 13, 2009, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Board.  He was reelected as Vice Chairman on March 3, 2010, and on February 8, 2011.  On August 22, 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Board.

Chairman Foster has chaired the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee.  He was a member of the Academic Affairs Committee as well as the Health Affairs Committee.  In addition, Chairman Foster served as Chairman of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) Board of Directors.

Mr. Foster is the founder and Executive Chairman of Western Refining, Inc.; Chairman of Western Refining Logistics, LP; and Chairman of Northern Tier Energy, LP.  He graduated with a degree in accounting from Baylor University and received certification by the Arizona State Board of Accountancy.  He serves on many boards including the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Business Leadership Council, and the Steering Committee of the Borderplex Regional Economic Alliance.  He is also a board member of Jordan Foster Construction, WestStar Bank, and the El Paso branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank.  He is a former member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

last updated March 3, 2014

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