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academic administrator , lawyer

Cullen Michael Godfrey, American lawyer, academic administrator


Godfrey, Cullen Michael was born on April 8, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Cullen Aubrey and Agnes (Eiland) Godfrey.


University of Texas (Bachelor of Arts, 1968. Juris Doctor, Delta Theta Phi. Member, Advisory Board, International Oil and Gas Educational Center of The Southwestern Legal Foundation, since 1990.


Partner Sloan, Muller & Godfrey, Austin, Texas, 1969—1972. Staff attorney Hunt Oil Corporation, Dallas, 1972—1974, Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, San Antonio, 1974—1975, senior attorney, 1975—1978, assistant general counsel, 1978—1982, FINA, Inc., Dallas, 1982—1988, general counsel, 1988—1990, vice president, secretary, general counsel, 1990—1995, senior vice president, secretary, general counsel, 1995—2000. Vice chancellor, general counsel University Texas Systems, Austin, 2000—2004.

Partner Jackson Walker LLP, 2004—2006. General counsel Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Systems, 2006—2007. Chief legal office Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Health Science Center, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Legal Aspects of the Purchase and Sale of Oil and Gas Properties, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trustee Dallas Museum Art, 1993—1995, 1998—2000. General campaign chairman United Way Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., 1999. Board directors Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1991—2000, chairman board directors, 1997—1999.

Board directors Dallas County Heritage Society, 1998—2000, United Way Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., 1999—2000, United Way Capital Area, 2005—2006. Board directors Circuit 10 Boy Scouts American, 1999—2000. Board directors Greater Austin Crime Commission, 2003—2006, vice president, 2004—2006.

Fellow: Austin Bar Foundation (founder), Dallas Bar Foundation (sustaining life fellow), Texas Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association (chairman subcommittee on foreign investment reporting, international law section 1984-1987), National Conference Commissioner on Uniform State Laws, American Law Institute, Center American and International Law (research fellow), Texas Business Law Foundation (chairman board directors 1995-1998, board directors), Texas Board Legal Specialization (board certified oil, gas and mineral law), State Bar Texas (college member since 1989, council oil, gas and mineral law section 1992-1995, council business law section 1998—2004, chairman business law section 2002-2003, Certified Merit 1999, 2003, Friends of Continuing Legal Education award 2004).


Married Melinda McDonald, August 29, 1970.

Cullen Aubrey Godfrey

Agnes (Eiland) Godfrey

Melinda McDonald