Bachelor of Science, University Houston, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1968.
Instructor, assistant professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1967—1969. Professor, senior vice chancellor University Houston, 1969—1982. Vice president, Chief Financial Officer Southwest Airlines, Dallas, 1982—1985, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1985—1989.
Consultant Texas Hospital Association, 1966—1982, banks, savings and loans, 1970—1972, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970. President Texas Tech University and Texas Technology University of Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 1989—1996, University Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1996—2004. Indiana director Salomon Brothers Asset Mgmt Company, 1991—2001, Central and Southwest Corporation, 1991—2000, Williams Communications Group Inc., 2000—2002.
Chairman Council Public University President and Chancellors, Texas Higher Education Systems, 1993—1995. Member president's commission National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1994—1997, member executive committee, 1998—2003, chairman, executive committee, 2001—2003, board directors Division 1. Board directors National Association Indiana Colleges and Universities, Association Presbyterian College and Universities.
Member formula advising committee Texas State Coordinating Board, Austin, 1977-1989. Chairman, Board Of Directors College Football Association, 1990-1992. Member Citizens Commision on the Texas Judicial System, 1991-1993.
Married Marcella Jane Emmert. Children: Christopher, Cheryl, Diana.