Trustees


 

Harry Lucas, Jr., Chairman
After entering the University of Texas at Austin in 1951, Mr. Lucas studied mathematics under Professor R. L. Moore for two years, and returned to Beaumont where he graduated from Lamar University in 1955. He taught mathematics at Lamar for four years. After his father’s death he became more involved in the family business of Gulf Coast oil and gas leases, wildcat drilling deals, and royalty investments. Involved in several civil and charitable causes, he was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences in 2001. A history of the family oil business is given in ...
Alfred (Al) Bettis

Since 2016 Mr. Bettis has been Chief Executive Officer, Lucas Petroleum Group, Inc. His 37 year career in Oil & Gas has included: Certified Professional Landman since 1992; VP Business Development, Lucas Petroleum Group, Inc.;VP, Land of Square Mile Energy, LLC 10 years; Division Landman Acquisitions & New Ventures, Santa Fe Energy Resources, Inc.

William C. (Bill) Hamilton
Mr. Hamilton has over forty years’ experience in Texas government, serving as budget advisor to governors Briscoe, Clements, and White, 1973 to 1986. He was Mayor of Rollingwood, 2010 to 2012, following four City Council terms. He is president of the Texas Retired State Employees Association, Board Nominating and Development chair of Initiatives of Change USA, and chair of Austin Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics, Austin College, and a Master of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.
Terry Lester
After obtaining a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Mr. Lester began a career in wealth management and investments. He has held key positions in Merrill Lynch, E.F. Hutton, Oppenheimer & Co., and First Union, now known as Wells Fargo Advisors. In 2013 he joined David Jones, Nicole Pachar and Maria Dembski to found the Registered lndependent Advisory firm, MDX Wealth Management. He has served on non-profit boards and, in particular, as president of The Men's Center in Houston, the St.
Agnes Academy Foundation, and the Lowery Lodge in Kerrville, Texas.
Albert C. Lewis
After obtaining a PhD. in History of Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975, Dr. Lewis, as Curator of History of Science at the Harry Ransom Center, worked with Mr. Lucas and Moore student, Dr. John Worrell, to preserve the personal papers of R.L. Moore. That collection, together with those of H.J. Ettlinger, R.L. Wilder and H.S. Vandiver, formed the nucleus of what became the Archives of American Mathematics. He subsequently worked on scholarly editing projects, first with the Bertrand Russell Project at McMaster University in Canada, and then on the C.S. Peirce Editorial Project at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis before returning to Austin in 2008 to work with EAF. Personal web site.
Philip B. Lucas III
Mr. Lucas is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance and holds a Petroleum Land Management certification from the University of Houston. After a range of oil and gas experience he joined Lucas Petroleum Group and is currently head of Business Development and a Senior Landman for the company.
Pat Pound
Patricia Pound was a founding member, and Board President from 1978 to 1980, of Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. She has also been Executive Director of the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (1997-2008) and Vice Chair of the National Council on Disability (2002-2010). She continues as a consultant in Austin who has used technology for many years and helps train others in its use. Blog site.
Brian Raines
Dr. Raines received his doctorate in mathematics in 2002 from Oxford University where he was a member of St. Edmund's Hall. He has been a member of the mathematics department at Baylor University since then and is currently also serving as Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Planning in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. His main research interest is in the topology of pathological spaces that arise in dynamical systems. He travels extensively to work with collaborators in the UK, Italy, Croatia, and New Zealand. Baylor web site. 
Don Wukasch
After training in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry at Baylor University, Dr. Wukasch was Clinical Assoc. Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center and Texas Heart Institute, Houston. He currently volunteers his services with many non-profit groups, such as the Volunteer Faculty Admissions Interview Committee, University of Texas Dell Medical School. He has published over a hundred scientific articles, poems, and textbooks, including Techniques in Vascular Surgery, coauthored with Denton A. Cooley, M.D.