Houston is Cougar proud! Welcome Wilson Sr., class of ’49, joined an elite few as one of five inductees into the prestigious Texas Business Hall of Fame. Wilson received the honor Nov. 17, as more than 1,000 well-wishers looked on at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
I was glad to have witnessed the elegant event that recognized members of the state’s business community whose visions and careers have helped place Texas at the forefront of the 21st century economy.
It was the great Babe Ruth who uttered, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
That mindset has obviously been core to the success of the inductees which also includes Barry G. Andrews, Colleen Barrett, Lee Roy Mitchell and Ross Perot, Jr., of Dallas. Wilson was the only Houstonian.
Wilson, a successful businessman, devoted alumnus and former UH Regent, has been instrumental in achieving UH’s Carnegie-designated Tier One status. Wilson also served as Chairman of the UH Board of Regents for three years.
Wilson joins the company of former President George H.W. Bush and UH alum and regent, Tilman J. Fertitta – all past inductees of the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Congratulations, Welcome Wilson Sr.! We are Cougar proud!
— Rose Rougeau
Life Member, UH Alumni Association,
Graduate Student/HRD/College of Technology