McAllen Resident Glen E. Roney Elected to The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Foundation Board
McAllen resident Glen E. Roney has 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.
“This individual 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 a leading citizen of his stature is joining with us to serve the state and advance the mission of the A&M System Health Science Center.”
Roney is the founder of Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Texas State Bank, and serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Although he has devoted his whole life to banking, Roney has managed to remain active in the community, working closely with many organizations over the years. He serves on several state banking councils and as chairman of the South Texas Community College Board of Trustees and is a member of the board of Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Scott, Sherwood & Brindley Foundation in Temple. He is co-chairman of The Texas A&M System University Health Science Center Steering Committee for the Rio Grande Valley.
Roney’s community contributions have been recognized with awards including the McAllen Chamber of Commerce 2001 Outstanding Man of the Year, the Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce Border Texas of the Year and the University of Texas-Pan American Founder’s Day Honoree.
James R. Montague of Houston was elected chairman of the Foundation; Joe B. Foster of Houston, president; and Bill H. Magee of College Station, secretary.
Other members of the board are Tanis S. Hager of Paris, TX; Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D., of Houston; Emil E. Ogden of College Station; Miro A. Pavelka, D.D.S., M.S.D., of Richardson; 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.