UTA Magazine
Where are they now?
Find out what our former Student Congress presidents are doing these days.

They’re judges, corporate executives, doctors, lawyers, business owners, researchers, engineers, scientists, city planners, politicians, professors. But you’d expect nothing less from former Student Congress presidents.


Student Congress Presidents

1922: Jack Grant

1923: Fletcher McKinney

1924: Raymond Weinert

1925: Wood Coleman

1926-38: Class officers and the Military Officer’s Club were the students’ official representatives.

1939-60: A committee of students and faculty made recommendations on issues concerning students.

1960-61: James “Sarge” Chappell (’61 BA)
Retired history teacher in the Houston Community College System. Lives in Houston.

1961-62: Jim Harp (’62 BA)
Residential real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy in New York City. Lives in Manhattan.

Fall 1962: Bob Wageneck (’63 BS)
Director of technology for Electro-Optical Industries. Lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Spring 1963: John Davidson (’64 BA, ’76 MA)
Last known address Arlington, Va.

1963-64: Jerry Daniels (’65 BS)
Professor of internal medicine and microbiology, and associate chair of medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Lives in Galveston.

1964-65: Lynn Little (’65 BS)
Professor and chair, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences; assistant dean for academic affairs, Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Lives in Plano.

1965-66: Steve Evans (’66 BS)
Director of operations, TriQuint Texas, a semiconductor company in Richardson. Lives in Dallas. Member of the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

1966-67: Joe Sandifer (’68 BBA, ’73 MBA)
President and owner, Precision Property Management, managing condominium and townhouse associations. Lives in Carrollton.

1967-68: Tom Wallace (’69 BA)
Vice president/operations manager for Alion Science and Technology. Lives in Harker Heights, Texas. Retired Army colonel with 30 years of service.

Fall 1968: Jeff Hensley
Editor of the North Texas Catholic, diocesan newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, and communications director for the diocese. Lives in Fort Worth.

Spring 1969: James Livermore (’70 BS)
Administrator for the law firm Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam. Lives in Lubbock.

1969-70: Bill Saunders
Last known address Odessa, Texas.

1970-71: Hugh Moore (’72 BA)
Self-employed real estate developer in Arlington and South Florida. Lives in Arlington.

1971-72: Courtney Roberts (’72 BA)
Retired rocket scientist. Worked for the Boeing Co. at the Kennedy Space Center for 22 years. Lives in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

1972-73: Bill Fleming (’74 BBA)
Executive recruiter for blueStone, a consulting and staff augmentation firm. Lives in Lakeway, Texas, near Austin. Distinguished Alumnus in Department of Management Information Systems. President of UT Arlington Alumni Association in 1980. Served on Maverick Club Board of Directors.

1973-74: Ken Curry (’74 BA)
see story

1974-75: Royce West (’74 BA, ’79 MA)
see story

1975-76: Bill Eden (’76 BA)
Western regional manager for InterCeramic Tile. Lives in Southlake.

1976-77: Penny Willrich (’73 BA, ’76 BA)
Associate professor of law at Phoenix International School of Law. Retired from the Arizona Supreme Court in June 2005. Lives in Gilbert, Ariz. Named UT Arlington Outstanding African American Alumna in 1999.

1977-78: Tim Matheus (’78 BA)
Owns Profile Investigations, a private investigations company, and is a real estate entrepreneur. Lives in Fort Worth. Served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Has been a guest lecturer for the College of Business Administration.

1978-79: Keith Head (’79 BBA, ’88 MBA)
Sales director for Hewlett-Packard. Lives in Fort Worth.

1979-80: Tammy Bice Calandro (’80 BA, ’97 BSN)
Registered nurse in pediatric oncology at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. Also works in airport operations for American Airlines. Lives in Arlington.

1980-81: Greg Miller (’81 BBA)
Vice president of Business Interiors and president of the Express division. Lives in Mansfield. Past president of the UT Arlington Alumni Association.

1981-82: Jodee Sharp Scannapieco (’83 BBA)
Last known address Broomall, Pa.

1982-83: Bob King (’83 BBA)
Self-employed management consultant. Lives in Spring, Texas.

1983-84: Marci Smith Deal (’84 BS)
Social studies curriculum coordinator in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Has worked in the HEB ISD for 22 years, 10 as a teacher and 12 as an administrator. Lives in Bedford.

1984-85: Mamie Bush Johnson (’85 BA)
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1985-86: Walter Price (’85 BA)
Owner of Price Evaluation and Training. Lives in Dallas. Named UT Arlington Outstanding African American Alumnus in 1998. Former chair of African American Alumni Chapter.

1986-87: Cathey Bloom Wise (’87 BA)
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1987-88: Trey Yelverton  (’88 BA)
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1988-89: Steve McKeever (’89 BA)
Self-employed real estate investor, developer and builder, with offices in Fort Worth and Colorado. Lives near Vail, Colo.

1989-90: Roebie Protacio (’92 BSEE)
Portfolio manager with Beal Portfolio Management. Lives in Plano.

1990-91: Brian Chase (’94 BS)
see story

1991-92: Linda Moffatt Hoffer (’92 BA)
Librarian at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School. Lives in Arlington.

1992-93: Derrick Kinney (’93 BA)
Wealth manager and retirement income specialist for Ameriprise Financial. Authored marketing best-seller. Lives in Arlington.

1993-94: Zeb Tidwell (’94 BSAE, ’01 MSAE)
Aerospace engineer for the F-35 jet fighter at Northrop Grumman Corp. Lives in Long Beach, Calif.

1994-95 & 1995-96: Reace Alvarenga Smith (’96 BA)
Public relations manager for Texas Health Resources. Lives in Arlington.

1996-97: Wayne Huddleston (’98 BBA)
Development director for Easter Seals Greater Northwest Texas. Lives in Fort Worth. First president of UT Arlington Young Alumni Chapter. Past member of Alumni Association Board of Directors.

1997-98: T.J. Barber (’99 BA)
Associate director for operations and judicial affairs at Trinity College. Lives in Hartford, Conn. Organizing a New England UT Arlington alumni chapter.

1998-99: Jeannie Panton Deakyne (’98 BA)
Company commander in U.S. Army. Mrs. Texas 2005. Lives in Killeen. UT Arlington Alumni Association activities include serving as current secretary, academic director for Military Science Department and past vice president of membership for Cadet Corps Alumni Chapter.

1999-2000 and 2000-01: Sharon Smith (’02 BBA)
Assistant director of advancement at Fort Worth Country Day School. Lives in Arlington.

2001-02: Shane Burke
Last known address Fort Worth.

2002-03: Chris Featherstone (’05 BBA, ’05 MS)
Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lives in Dallas. Treasurer of UT Arlington Alumni Association Board of Directors.

2003-04: Josh Warren (’03 BS, ’05 MA)
President and co-founder of WiSeNet International Co., a technology firm specializing in wireless Internet access and wireless networks. Lives in Grand Prairie. Serves on advisory board to Athletics Chapter of UT Arlington Alumni Association.

2004-05: Casey Townsend (’04 BBA)
Real estate developer for Dallas Cowboys stadium project. Lives in Arlington. Working toward M.B.A. at UT Arlington.

2005-06: Josh Sawyer
Current Student Congress president. Working toward bachelor’s degree in architecture.

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