Bachelor, Luther College, 1959. Doctor of Laws, Luther College, 1988. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Iowa, 1963. Doctor of Laws, Texas Lutheran College, 1987.
Instructor in economics, U. Iowa, 1961-1963; assistant professor economics, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1963-1965; associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1967-1972; professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1972-1979; associate vice chancellor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1974-1975; vice chancellor academic affairs, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1975-1979; postdoctoral fellow in Latin American studies, Santiago, Chile, 1965-1967; president, Trinity U., San Antonio, since 1979. Board directors Valero Energy Corporation.
Active Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, United Way San Antonio and Bexar County, Indiana Colleges and Universities Texas, since 1993. Board visitors Air University. Trustee Southern Association Colleges and Schools, 1991-1993.
Elder First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio. Board Higher Education Council San Antonio, president, 1996. Chair Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Associated Colleges of the South.
Board governors Young Men’s Christian Association San Antonio and Hill Country. Advisory board Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Active San Antonio Academy Texas, Texas Research Technology Foundation, Philosophical Society Texas, San Antonio Medical Foundation.
President Trinity University, 1979-1999. Member Association Presbyterian College and Universities, Association Texas Colleges and Universities (president 1996).
Married Gene Rae Flom, June 14, 1959. Children: Lisa Rae, Kent David.