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Woody L. Hunt

A Tribute to Excellence:
Woody L. Hunt

Woody and Gayle Hunt

In UTIMCO's ten years of existence, the staff at UTIMCO has been honored to have worked with many outstanding individuals serving on the UTIMCO Board of Directors; directors that have unselfishly given their time to serve UTIMCO, The University of Texas System, and the citizens of the State of Texas.

If it is possible to single out one director from such a distinguished group of individuals, that one director would be Mr. Woody L. Hunt. In his six years of service, Mr. Hunt has demonstrated a tireless dedication to learning, understanding, and sharing his investment knowledge while maintaining a continual commitment to excellence.

Mr. Hunt was appointed by former Texas Governor George W. Bush to The University of Texas System Board of Regents in February 1999, to serve a six year term. In recognition of his substantial business background and expertise in investments, Mr. Hunt was appointed by the Board of Regents to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company on August 12, 1999. As a Director of UTIMCO, Mr. Hunt provided valuable insight and counsel, serving UTIMCO in many roles, including Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Audit and Ethics Committee, Member of various Board committees, and Chairman of the Board since April 2003.

Mr. Hunt's commitment and service as a Director of UTIMCO were exemplary, reflecting his deep devotion to public service, evidenced by his work with the UT System, as well as his service to many other civic and cultural organizations. As Chairman of the Board of Directors, he led UTIMCO with the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and competency. Much of the credit for UTIMCO's success is directly attributable to Mr. Hunt's leadership, judgment and commitment. Mr. Hunt's unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in guiding UTIMCO over the past six years have produced several significant advances as UTIMCO has become a leader in investment performance, public disclosure, and endowment fund best practices.

The Management and Staff at UTIMCO, along with the State of Texas, particularly the Boards of Regents and Administrators of The University of Texas System and The Texas A&M University System, would like to offer Mr. Hunt their sincerest appreciation for his leadership, service, and his lasting and fundamental contributions to improve the manner in which Texas public university endowments are managed.

- UTIMCO Board and Staff