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Distinguished Alumni

The university’s Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have achieved prominence and made a significant impact on the lives of others through their profession, accomplishments, affiliations, and service to society and the University. First awarded in 1959 to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, former editor of The University Star and 36th President of the United States, this honor has subsequently been bestowed upon 17 alumni from the College of Fine Arts and Communication.


Ron Mitchell

2016 | Ron Mitchell

Fine Arts and Communication `72 

Ron Mitchell is the Vice Chairman/President/CEO Horseshoe Bay Resort. He served as Vice Chair of the Texas State System Board of Regents, a Board Member and Vice Chair of the Texas State System Foundation, and is a Past President of the Alumni Association. 


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