College Station Residents Emil E. Ogden and Bill H. Magee Elected to The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation Board
College Station residents Emil E. Ogden and Bill H. Magee have been elected to the board of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation. The Foundation facilitates fund raising and asset management services for the Health Science Center in order to secure the financial support required to sustain programs that include education, research and service to the community.
“These individuals will be key to building the future of the A&M System Health Science Center,” said Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the A&M System Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for the A&M System. “We are most grateful that leading citizens of their stature are joining with us to serve the state and advance the mission of the A&M System Health Science
Ogden, a former professional baseball player and soldier, is general partner of Ogden-Chaparral Limited Partnership, dealing in oil, gas and business investments. The father of six children (including Texas State Senator Stephen E. Ogden), he graduated from Texas A&M University and in 1995 received the outstanding graduate award of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities. Ogden has served on the George Bush Presidential Library Core Committee, on the governing committee of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Facility and as a member of the U.S. State Department Foreign Investment Advisory Committee. He has received the Paul Harris Rotary fellowship and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley Hero Award and was recognized as reserve officer of the year by the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department.
Magee, who was elected secretary of the board, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southwest Texas State University and a doctor of theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as interim pastor of Canyon Creek Baptist Church in Temple. A former naval officer, Magee’s civic experience includes 12 years on the board of trustees of St. Joseph Regional Health Center and four years as board chairman of St. Joseph Health System. He also served as chairman of the festival committee for the Brazos Valley Festival 2002 with Franklin Graham.
James R. Montague of Houston was elected chairman of the Foundation, and Joe B. Foster of Houston, president.
Other members of the board are Tanis S. Hager of Paris, TX; Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D., of Houston; Miro A. Pavelka, D.D.S., M.S.D., of Richardson; Glen E. Roney of McAllen; and Dan S. Wilford of Sugar Land. Ex-Officio members of the board include Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the A&M System Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs; James S. Cole, D.D.S.,
dean of Baylor College of Dentistry and past president of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation (1996-2000); and Judith F. Franklin, executive director of development for the Health Science Center. The board will hold quarterly meetings, which will be rotated among the A&M System Health Science Center components.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.