San Antonio business executive Gregory C. King has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. His term is set to expire on August 31, 2023. The Board of Regents oversees the four universities that make up the UH System (University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria) and is composed of nine regular members and a student regent.
King is a distinguished businessman and attorney who has held various leadership positions throughout his career. He spent almost 15 years at Valero Energy, serving in numerous positions including president, chief operating officer and general counsel. In 2015, he joined EnCap Flatrock Midstream (EFM) as a managing partner.
“We are fortunate to have a leader of Mr. King’s caliber join the Board. He brings considerable experience, unique skills and talent," said Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System. “He has been a dedicated supporter of the University of Houston and I look forward to him expanding his expertise, stewardship and passion to the University of Houston System and each system institution.”
King is an alumnus of the University of Houston, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, King has held several leadership positions in various organizations, including serving as the former board chairman of Focus on the Family and as an emeritus director of the University of Houston Law Foundation. He has also served as a board member of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, as well as the Alamo Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
Governor Abbott appointed King to fill the board seat that was left vacant following the passing of Regent Stephen “Steve” Chazen last year.