Biosketch as of 2005
Woody L. Hunt, an El Paso businessman, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of
Texas System Board of Regents by Governor George W. Bush in February 1999. He is a Vice-Chairman
of the Board; a member of the Finance and Planning Committee; the Audit, Compliance, and Management
Review Committee; the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee; and the Student, Faculty, and
Staff Campus Life Committee. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Board of Directors of The University of
Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and is past Chairman of that Board. From 2001-2005,
Mr. Hunt served as Chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee. During 2000, Regent Hunt was
Chairman of the Ad Hoc Long Range Planning Committee, which completed its work in November of that
last updated September 2005
A sixth-generation Texan, Vice-Chairman Hunt graduated with honors from The University of Texas at
Austin with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1966 and an M.B.A. in finance in 1970. He earned an
M.A. in management from the Claremont Graduate School in California in 1989.
Mr. Hunt is chief executive officer of Hunt Building Company, Ltd., a privately owned development,
construction, and property management company based in El Paso. The company specializes in
multifamily housing for private and governmental clients and is the largest builder of military
housing in the United States. The company is also active in real estate development in several
Mr. Hunt is a member of the Governor's Business Council, where he is a member of the Executive
Committee and chairs the Higher Education Task Force. Mr. Hunt is a member and founding chairman
of the El Paso Leadership and Research Council, a member of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Foundation, the El Paso Junior Achievement Board, the Development Board at Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center at El Paso, and former chairman and former member of the board of the Paso
del Norte Health Foundation in El Paso, the largest private foundation located on the Texas/Mexico
border. The Foundation's mission is to improve the health status of residents of the greater
El Paso/Juarez region.
Mr. Hunt is president of the Cimarron Foundation, a private family foundation he and his wife
established in 1987. At U. T. El Paso, the foundation supported the creation of the Public Policy
Research Center; the Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support;
and the Jack and Dorothy Hunt Endowment for Entrepreneurship, which established a professorship in
the College of Business. The foundation recently contributed to the endowment of a Distinguished
Chair in Pediatric Neurology and Learning at the U. T. Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas.
A former member of the Claremont Graduate School Board of Visitors, Mr. Hunt also served on the
U. T. El Paso Development Board and the Board of Visitors of the U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He is a former officer and member of the boards of directors of the El Paso Rehabilitation Center,
St. Clement's Episcopal Parish School, and Providence Memorial Hospital and has been involved in
numerous fund-raising activities for civic and charitable causes, such as the Leadership Division
of the El Paso YWCA's 1998-99 capital campaign. Mr. Hunt served on the state boards of directors of
JP Morgan Chase Bank of Texas in Houston and JP Morgan Chase-El Paso.
Mr. Hunt has been recognized for his civic and business activities by Jr. Achievement of the Desert
Southwest (El Paso Business Hall of Fame), the El Paso Rotary Club (Distinguished Service Award),
U. T. El Paso (El Gran Paseņo), and the City of El Paso (Conquistador Award). He was honored by
El Paso Inc. as El Pasoan of the Year 1999 and by the El Paso Times as a 1999 "Top Newsmaker".
Mr. Hunt was the El Paso County Historical Society's honoree in 2000.
Mr. Hunt is married to the former Gayle Loree Greve, a 1966 graduate of U. T. Austin.
They have five children.