Welcome Wilson, Jr. (’74)

Governor Abbott Names Vice Chair, Appoints Three To Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
May 21, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Juan Nevarez and reappointed Richard Clemmer and Welcome Wilson, Jr. to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms set to expire on August 31, 2029. Additionally, the Governor named Stacy Hock as vice chair of the board. The Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.

Welcome Wilson, Jr. of Houston is president and CEO of Welcome Group, LLC, a joint venture partner in Kingham Dalton Wilson Ltd., and executive vice president of River Oaks Financial Group. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties, chairman of the Alamo Trust, Inc., Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 20, and interim chairman of the Remember the Alamo Foundation. He is a member and former chair of the Houston Region Business Coalition and a board member of the Trellis Company, Trellis Foundation, Texas Business Hall of Fame, Greater Houston Partnership, and Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Additionally, he is former vice chairman of the University of Houston System Board of Regents, former president of Kinkaid School Alumni Association, and a former board member of the Houston Food Bank. Wilson attended the University of Denver.

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