Biosketch as of 1992
SAM BARSHOP of San Antonio was appointed to a six-year term on
the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by Governor
William P. Clements in 1987. He served as Vice-Chairman of the
Board from March 1989 to March 1991.
last updated March 10, 1992
Mr. Barshop is the Chairman of the Board and a Director
of La Quinta Motor Inns, Inc. He is also a real estate developer
with interests in shopping centers, office buildings,
apartments, and other land developments.
He also serves as a director on the Board of Directors of
Southwest Airlines, RepublicBank Corporation and the San Antonio
Economic Development Foundation. He serves as a trustee of the
Southwest Research Institute and the San Antonio Medical
Foundation. He is a member of the Development Board of The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the
Parents Committee of Princeton University, and the Motel Days
Permanent Committee, New York.
Mr. Barshop is a member of the Greater Austin/San Antonio
Corridor Council, the Board of Trustees of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation, and the Board of Governors of the Southwest
Foundation for Biomedical Research. He is a member of the
Governor's Task Force for Business Development and Jobs Creation
Task Force and the Governor's Criminal Justice Task Force.
He has served as a member of the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board, the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education
and the Board of Trustees - World Affairs Council of San Antonio.
He is a former director of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of
Commerce, Boys Clubs of America, St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital, and
the National Bancshares Corporation of Texas.
Mr. Barshop was born September 11, 1929, in Waco, Texas. He
attended high school at the Texas Military Institute and received
his BBA degree in International Trade from The University of Texas
at Austin. He attended St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio.
He served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air
Force from 1951-1954.
Mr. Barshop is a member of the College of Business
Administration Foundation Advisory Council, The President's
Associates and the Development Board of The University of Texas at
Austin. He serves on the Texas Lyceum Advisory Committee.
He has established four professorships at U. T. Austin in
addition to a lectureship and providing scholarships for minority
students in the Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Barshop was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the College
of Business Administration at U. T. Austin in 1979 and was named to
the College's Hall of Fame in 1984. He received the Man of the
Year Award in 1978 from the Motel Brokers Association of America
and was named Marketer of the Year in 1986 by the Southwestern
Marketing Association. In early 1990, he was appointed to the
Federal Service Policy Advisory committee, a group which advises
the U. S. Trade Representative and other government agencies on
policy issues related to trading in services.