Biosketch as of November 29, 2007
H. SCOTT CAVEN, JR., Houston, Texas, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in February 2003. The Board elected him Chairman on November 9, 2007.
On August 23, 2007, Mr. Caven was named a Vice Chairman of the U.T. System Board of Regents. Regent Caven served on the Academic Affairs Committee; the Finance and Planning Committee; the Health Affairs Committee; and the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee. Mr. Caven chaired the Task Force on Admissions, Tuition, and Financial Aid and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO).
Mr. Caven is Managing Director and Regional Manager for Texas of Atlantic Trust Company, NA, a private wealth management firm. He was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1969 to 2001, serving as Vice President from 1978 to 2001 and as Regional Manager for Houston, South Texas, and Mexico from 1981 to 1997.
Mr. Caven worked in the Office of Governor John B. Connally, Jr., in 1968-69 as a legal and planning assistant. He was appointed by Governor William P. Clements, Jr., as the first Chairman of the Texas Growth Fund Board of Trustees and served in that capacity from 1989 through 1999, having been reappointed to the position by both Governor Ann Richards and Governor George W. Bush. He was a member of the Texas Strategic Economic Policy Commission from 1987 to 1989.
Chairman Caven, an alumnus of U. T. Austin, has been active in organizations related to the campus. He was a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business from 1992 to 2003 and served as the Council's Chairman from 1999 through 2000. He served as a Trustee of the U. T. Austin Business School Foundation from 1999 to 2003, and as a Director of the McCombs School of Business MBA Investment Fund, L.L.C., from 1994 to 2003. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Cowboys Alumni Association. Mr. Caven is also a member of the Executive Committee of the U. T. System Chancellor's Council.
His previous service includes serving as Trustee of TIRR Foundation; Director and past Chairman of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation; Trustee and Treasurer of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission; Director of the YMCA of Greater Houston; Director and Treasurer of the Foundation for Jones Hall; Director and President of the Houston Club; Director and Treasurer of the River Oaks Country Club; Director and Vice President of the Houston Symphony Orchestra; Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum; and Trustee of the Christ Church Cathedral Endowment Fund.
Mr. Caven was a member of the Texas Inaugural Committees in 1999, 2003, and 2007 and has served as State Finance Chairman of Texans for Rick Perry since 2001.
Chairman Caven holds two degrees from U. T. Austin, a B.B.A. and an L.L.B. from the School of Law.
He is married to the former Vivien Hester. They have four children.