Gerald W. McElvy

Vice Chairman, UH System Board of Regents

Retired, Exxon Mobil Corporation


Gerald W. McElvy was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2015 by Governor Greg Abbott and will serve through August 31, 2021.  For fiscal year 2020-2021, he will serve as vice chairman, Board of Regents, chair of the Finance and Administration Committee, vice chair of the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, and vice chairman of the Executive Committee.
McElvy worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation for 33 years, and his final six years with the company, he served as president of its philanthropic arm, the Exxon Mobil Foundation. 

McElvy is a UH alumnus and holds a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting; and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is an ardent supporter of the University and higher education.  McElvy is a member of the Bauer College Board, which supports UH's C.T. Bauer College of Business.  He previously served on the board for UH's Houston Alumni Association and was a supporter of the University's "Drive to Tier One" initiative.

He is a member of the advisory board of the Texas Academy of Math and Science at the University of North Texas and previously served on the boards for numerous organizations dedicated to education and community service.