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Garland to Chair UT Tyler Longview University Center Development Council

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October 16, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Tibiletti and Garland

Jay Garland has been selected as chair of The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center's Development Council.

Garland will succeed Tom Tibiletti, attorney at law, who has led the council since 2015. Linda Robinett will serve as the council's new vice chair.

This year the council also welcomed new members: Judge Alfonso Charles, Mr. Miles Darby, Mrs. Margaret Dodson and Mr. Drew Jackson.

"I'm looking forward to working with Jay, Linda and the rest of the Development Council," said Dr. Van Patterson, UT Tyler LUC director. "The importance of the LUC Development Council cannot be understated. Over the years funds raised by the organization have been invested in new equipment and scholarships that benefit students enrolled in programs offered at the LUC. The campus we have today and the services we are able to provide our students have been impacted directly be their hard work. We are grateful to each member of the Development Council for their support and encouragement."

Other members of the 2017-18 Development Council are Nancy Abernathy, Todd Anderson, Dan Fiscus, Peggy Garland, John King Jr., Madison Mack, Carla Mann, Darryl Primo, Jesus Rabadan, Perry Reed, Eric Ruff, Linda Thomas, Tom Tibiletti and Julie Woods.

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at The University of Texas at Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 high-ability students. The University of Texas at Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

Service Recognized: Tom Tibiletti (left) receives a recognition plaque from Jay Garland on behalf of The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center Development Council in gratitude for his years of leadership and service.

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