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Jerry Turner

Jerry Turner

Mr. Jerry E. Turner was appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on July 2, 2007. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Board, having been elected to that position on March 2, 2009, and he also serves on the Finance and Administration Committee. Mr. Turner previously has served on the Audit Committee and the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee. His term expires January 31, 2013. Mr. Turner is a partner at Andrews Kurth, L.L.P., and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (public finance law 2005-2009) and Texas Super Lawyers (bonds and government finance law, Texas Monthly, 2004-2009). In addition to serving as a member of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, Mr. Turner is also currently a member of the following organizations: Baptist Foundation of Texas, Inc., Chairman; St. David's Health Care Partnership (operating five hospitals in the Greater Austin area), Director; Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow; American College of Bond Counsel, Founding Fellow; Austin Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow; National Association of Bond Lawyers; and the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. Mr. Turner has served as a member of the following organizations: Texas Tech Foundation, Inc., Chairman; St. David's Foundation, Chairman; American College of Bond Counsel, President; First City National Bank of Austin, Director; Austin Business Committee for the Arts, Chairman; Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel; and Alumni Board of Vanderbilt University School of Law – Nashville, Director. Mr. Turner graduated from Texas Tech University in 1968, B.A. He was captain of the varsity football team and recipient of the Pete Cawthorn Award (Best All-Around Football Player). In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1971, he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., where he was a Patrick Wilson Merit Scholar; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; and Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review. He was admitted to practice in Texas in 1971. He served in the United States Navy (JAG Corps 1971¬1974). Mr. Turner's wife of 41 years is Diane Shackelford Turner. Mrs. Turner graduated from Texas Tech University in 1968, B.A. They have four children: Langston Wilcox Turner (Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1995; The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, M.B.A., 2001) – married to Meredith Lind Turner (The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 2001); Courtney Tixier Turner (The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999; currently a student at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine); Stephanie Turner Sierra, Southwestern University, B.A., 2001; Texas Tech University Rawls School of Business, M.B.A., 2006) – married to Michael Ray Sierra (Southwestern University, B.A.,1998; Texas Tech University, M.S. 2006; Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2006); and Edward Worthington ("Worth") Turner (Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2004). Mr. and Mrs. Turner have three grandchildren, Mary Helen Turner, daughter of Langston and Meredith Turner; Samuel Michael Sierra, son of Stephanie and Michael Sierra; and Wilcox Pinson Turner, son of Langston and Meredith Turner.