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Hagler External Advisory Board

The Hagler Institute External Advisory Board annually reviews the activities of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University to provide guidance, advice, and recommendations.

Norman R. Augustine

Chair, External Advisory Board

Former Under Secretary, US Army 

Former Chair and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation 

Former President, National Academy of Engineering 

Committee Chair, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

National Medal of Technology

University of Warwick Distinguished Lecture

Ray M. Bowen

Vice Chair, External Advisory Board

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Rice University

Former President, Texas A&M University

Former Chair, National Science Board 

Former Division Director and Deputy Director, National Science Foundation 

Jon L. Hagler 

Former Director, GMO

Former Chairman, Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees

Former Co-Chair, Texas A&M’s Vision 2020 planning Initiative

Sterling C. Evans Medal, The Texas A&M Foundation

Distinguished Alumnus, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Texas A&M University

the honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison 

Former US Senator

Former NATO Ambassador

National Advisory Council, NASA

Global Advisory Board, Bank of America

Board of Directors, Atlantic Council

Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Former Chairman, Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy West Point

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ray Rothrock

Chairman, RedSeal, Inc.

Venrock, Partner Emeritus

Forbes Midas List

Former Chair, National Venture Capital Association

MIT Corporation, Member

UTIMCO, Vice Chairman

Distinguished Alumnus, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Director, Check Point Software Technology, Ltd.

Director, Roku Inc.

Trustee, Carnegie Institute of Science

Director, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Ronald L. Skaggs

Chairman Emeritus and CEO, HKS Inc., Architects/Engineers/Planners

President, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Chancellor, AIA College of Fellows

Board Chairman and Vice Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences 

National Academy of Construction

Distinguished Alumnus, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Michael L. Slack

Founding and Managing Partner, Slack Davis Sanger L.L.P.

Formerly, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Distinguished Aerospace Engineering Alumni 2018, Texas A&M University

Distinguished Aggie Lawyer 2023, Texas Aggie Bar Association

Past President Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Board of Governors, American Association of Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates

John White

John White

Chairman Emeritus, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents

Trustee, George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Former Chairman, Ed Rachal Foundation

Former Director, UTIMCO 

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Inductee, Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor

Fifth Generation Texas Rancher

Sheila E. Widnall

Institute Professor and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former Secretary of the Air Force

National Academy of Engineering

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Former President, AAAS

Member, Columbia Accident Investigation Board

ANTHONY WOOD

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Roku

Founder with Susan Wood, Wood Next Foundation

Technical Emmy in 2000 for creating the first Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

Technical Emmy in 2013 for creating the first Streaming Video Player

Distinguished Alumnus, The Texas A&M University Association of Former Students

Outstanding Alumni Award, The Texas A&M University College of Engineering

Emeritus Members

Susan R. Bailey

Partner, Fort Worth Allergy and Asthma Associates

President-elect, American Medical Association

Regent Emerita, Texas A&M University System

Distinguished Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Distinguished Alumna, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Former President, Texas Medical Association

Anita K. Jones

Professor Emerita, University of Virginia

Former Director, Defense Research and Engineering, US Department of Defense

National Academy of Engineering

Committee Member, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

Former Vice Chair, National Science Board

Linda P. B. Katehi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University

Former Chancellor, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis

National Academy of Engineering

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

V. Lane Rawlins

President Emeritus, University of North Texas

Former President, Washington State University 

Former President, University of Memphis 

NCAA Board of Directors

Herbert H. Richardson

Chancellor Emeritus, The Texas A&M University System

Director Emeritus, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

National Academy of Engineering

ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal

In Memoriam

H. Norman Abramson

Dr. Abramson passed away on December 19, 2022 at the age of 96 but his legacy remains and his service as a member of the board from 2017 to 2022 will never be forgotten.

Former Executive Vice President, Southwest Research Institute

National Academy of Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

ASME Medal Recipient

AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Award