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July 15, 2010
Trinity University Elects New Officers for Board of Trustees
Atlanta businessman and Trinity alumnus to serve as chairman of Trinity’s Board of Trustees
SAN ANTONIO – Atlanta businessman and community and economic development consultant Walter R. Huntley Jr. ’71, ’73 has been elected chairman of the Trinity University Board of Trustees. He will serve a two-year term and succeeds George C. (Tim) Hixon ’64, a San Antonio businessman and rancher.
Other officers named to the Board of Trustees are John C. Korbell, vice chairman and chairman-elect; Thomas R. Semmes, treasurer; and Marshall B. Miller, secretary.
Walter Huntley is president of Huntley Partners, a community and economic development consulting firm specializing in public/private development projects. He was president of the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation from 1986 to 1996, initiating a wide range of development projects now valued at more than $500 million and having created a minimum of 12,000 jobs including industrial, office, mixed-use, downtown, and neighborhood revitalization. From 1974 to 1982, he served in several senior staff positions including chief of staff within the administration of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
Huntley was presented with Trinity University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996, and inducted into Trinity’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. A standout football player at Trinity, he was named an Associated Press Small College Football All-American and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers when he graduated. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1971 and a master’s in urban studies from Trinity two years later.
A Trinity trustee since 1978, John Korbell is a managing director – wealth management and senior investment management consultant of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Antonio. A long-time financial adviser, he has been frequently recognized as one of the Top 100 Financial Advisers in the wealth management industry by Barron’s magazine. Korbell is an active leader in the San Antonio community and currently serves as chairman of the board of Southwest Research Institute. He is past chairman and current member of the board of governors of the Cancer Therapy Research Center. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a bachelor of arts in English.
Tom Semmes is a San Antonio businessman and president of the Semmes Foundation, a charitable foundation established by his father D. R. Semmes. Semmes and his family have taken an active role in the development of Trinity University for more than 50 years. The Semmes Foundation established the D. R. Semmes Distinguished Professorship of Chemistry and supports a scholarship program for students with interests in the science professions. He has been a board member since 1994.
Marshall Miller, a San Antonio attorney and civic leader, has been a member of Trinity’s Board of Trustees since 1981. A partner in the law firm of Jackson and Walker, he received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his law degree from the University of Denver. He is the grandson of the late Trustee Emeritus C. W. Miller, who as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce was responsible, with others, for bringing Trinity University to San Antonio in the early 1940s.
Trinity University, founded in 1869, is one of the nation’s top private undergraduate institutions. Noted for its superior academic quality, outstanding faculty, and exceptional academic and residential resources, Trinity is committed to the intellectual, civic, and professional preparation of its students.