PETER R. CONEWAY of Houston was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by Governor Ann Richards in 1993. He resigned from the Board on August 12, 1993 to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest related to his continuing limited business relationship with Goldman, Sachs & Company of New York City.
Mr. Coneway was associated with Goldman, Sachs & Company from 1969 to 1992. He was named resident manager of the company's Houston office in 1975 and became resident partner in 1978. In 1987 and 1988, he was managing director of the company's Tokyo office. He retired as a general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in November 1992.
Mr. Coneway grew up in the Rio Grande Valley town of Harlingen, where his father was city attorney for 30 years. He received a BBA degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1966 and an MBA degree from Stanford University in 1969. While at U.T. Austin, Mr. Coneway was named the outstanding graduate of the Department of Finance. He also was vice president of the Students' Association and a member of the Friar Society and the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet. He received the Goodfellow Award and a Rotary Foundation Fellowship for study for a year at the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Coneway has maintained many ties to U. T. Austin. He is a member of the President's Associates, the Century Club, the Texas Longhorn Education Foundation, and the Advisory Council of the College of Business Administration Foundation. He also is a member of the U. T. System Chancellor's Council and is a life member of the U.T. Austin Ex-Students' Association. He received that association's Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 1983.
From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Coneway was chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust. In 1982, he served on the Texas Governor's Task Force on State Trust and Asset Management. Mr. Coneway also has been a trustee of the Baptist Foundation of Texas, a director of the Greater Houston Partnership (Chamber of Commerce), a director of Central Houston Inc., a trustee of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, a trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, and a deacon at South Main Baptist Church in Houston.
Mr. Coneway is married and has two children.
last updated August 1993