Walking onto a campus of some 50,000 students and 21,000 faculty and staff can be daunting, not just for new University of Texas students but also their parents. Luckily there is an organization that recognizes parents and families as an integral part of the UT community and encourages their participation in a number of ways.
The Herbert and Johanna Liebscher Foundation of New Braunfels, Texas, has awarded a $150,000 gift to the McCombs School of Business to provide scholarships for students of Comal County, where the foundation is headquartered, to attend the McCombs School.
Dean Thomas Gilligan recently interviewed Red McCombs in San Antonio at an event entitled “Access McCombs” for young alumni. They discussed numerous topics including Red’s keys to success, leadership, the economy, the auto industry, work/life balance and philanthropy.
Kenneth M. Jastrow, II, BBA ’69, MBA ’71, entered UT as a teenager from Midland, Texas, and he left as a sharp businessman with his new bride Susie by his side. “Going to UT transformed my life,” says Jastrow, former chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc. and chair of the university’s new $3 billion capital campaign.