Foundation President Jeff Bell
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has a vision. It endeavors to prepare students for productive careers in their chosen fields of study and provide them with the intellectual, cultural and ethical foundations necessary to contribute effectively and positively to a changing global community. What a tremendous vision! Without a doubt, education is the means to a better world.
A&M-Corpus Christi also has a partner, a fiscal partner, to share and support that vision.
partner is the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Foundation. As the current Foundation president,
I believe the greatest challenge we face is keeping pace with the extraordinary
progress we have all witnessed at the University. As I take the reigns
of leadership from Past President Richard Leshin, I have a deep sense
of appreciation for him and all those aboard during Richards tenure.
They did a wonderful job, and I value their continued support of the Foundation
and its mission. Along with all of the current members of board, I will
work to further enhance and grow the Foundation. In particular, my fellow
members of the boards executive committee: John Buckley, Vice President;
Leon Loeb, Treasurer; Guadalupe Rangel, Secretary; Richard Leshin; and
Dr. Furgason in an ex-officio capacity- are committed to helping the
achieve even greater success in the future.
members of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Foundation, we are stewards of other peoples
money. Our duty is not only to solicit and graciously accept these
but to make sure we administer and manage these charitable funds in a
manner that enables the University to continue the phenomenal momentum
it now has throughout the 21st century. This is a duty I accept,
with all of my other fellow board members, as we all contribute our own
time, talent and resources to the University through the Foundation.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Foundation Annual Report 2001