Larry Faulkner

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Larry Faulkner presenting at the May 10, 2004 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board meeting.

Dr. Larry Ray Faulkner (born November 26, 1944) is an American academic and businessman. He served as the twenty-seventh president of The University of Texas at Austin from 1998 to 2006, and as the president of the Houston Endowment Inc. from 2006 to 2012.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Faulkner obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Southern Methodist University in 1966 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from UT Austin.[3]

Career[edit]

He taught chemistry at the University of Texas, the University of Illinois, and Harvard University.[2] He served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois.[2] He served as president of the University of Texas at Austin from 1998 to 2006.[2] On June 30, 2005, he announced that he would step down from his post in the spring of 2006. In December 2005, William C. Powers was officially named his successor and took office in February 2006. On February 9, 2006, The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Faulkner president emeritus, one of the system's highest distinctions.[1] On August 13, 2010, the University of Texas at Austin's nanoscience building was named the Larry R. Faulkner Nano Science and Technology Building by the UT System Board of Regents in recognition of former president Faulkner's leadership in bringing the university's nanotechnology program to national prominence.

He sat on the board of directors of Guaranty Bank from December 2007 to August 2009, and of Temple-Inland from August 2005 to February 2012.[2] He serves on the board of ExxonMobil.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Meghan (February 10, 2005). "Regents focus on grad rates". The Daily Texan. Retrieved 2006-02-10. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  2. ^ a b c d e f ExxonMobil Board of Directors
  3. ^ Rotunda. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University. 1966. p. 70. 

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter Tyrrell Flawn
President of University of Texas at Austin
1998-2006
Succeeded by
William C. Powers, Jr.