AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Tuesday appointed Charles Matthews and Fallon Vaughn as Regents’ representative to the UT Austin Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men and the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, respectively.
They will each serve a four-year term on the council, made up of a nine-member advisory group composed of two students, two regent appointees and five members of the university general faculty.
The two appointees will take over the posts held by John W. Barnhill on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men and the Honorable Pamela P. Willeford on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, whose terms expire on Aug. 31, 2014.
Matthews is a retired vice president and general counsel of ExxonMobil. He earned a law degree from the University of Houston and bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas Austin, where he and his wife have established multiple endowments.
Matthews currently is president of the Texas Exes and is a past chairman of the Chancellor's Council. He also has served in numerous civic leadership roles, including the boards of the UT Foundation, the UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Houston Law Foundation.
Vaughn was a member of the USA Skeleton National Team from 1999-2002 and qualified for the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Golf Championships. She has served as director of the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation and supports a multitude of philanthropic organizations, including Think Human First, which works to build schools around the world.
She is an accomplished tennis player, and is the namesake of the Fallon B. Vaughn Tennis Scholarship at UT Austin. Vaughn received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 1981 and a master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1984.
Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking research and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States, with nine academic universities, six health institutions and a fall 2013 enrollment of more than 213,000. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public universities in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $14.6 billion (FY 2014) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 90,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.