Investment Advisory Committee

Gilbert Andrew Garcia | Trustee | Chairman

Mr. Garcia received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. After graduating in 1985, he joined Salomon Brothers in New York City where he became a Vice-President specializing in mortgage-backed securities. In 1990, he joined former Mayor Henry Cisneros to build Cisneros Asset Management Company, ultimately becoming its president. In 2002, he joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates and is the firm’s Managing Partner.  Read More

Susan M. Byrne | Trustee

Susan M. Byrne is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. a registered investment advisor trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: WHG). In addition, Ms. Byrne served as the company's Chief Investment Officer from inception until 2011. She retired as an employee in June 2015. Read More

Rakesh Dahiya, CFA | Outside Investment Professionals

Rakesh Dahiya, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  Mr. Dahiya is responsible for oversight of the total SMU endowment, including the endowment pool assets, mineral interests, and planned giving assets. He works with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, setting agendas, developing policies, formulating investment strategies, as well as recommending specific investment managers and vehicles for carrying out the investment program. Read More

Scott M. Freeman | Outside Investment Professionals

Mr. Freeman joined LCG in 1990.  He is a Senior Vice President and Principal in LCG’s Dallas, Texas office.  Scott is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees.  He also consults to several of the firm’s largest clients including healthcare organizations, foundations, university endowments, and corporations.  In addition to lead consultant responsibilities, he serves as the Healthcare Team Leader and conducts capital market and manager research. Read More

Robert Jones | Outside Investment Professionals

Robert D. Jones, CPA, is the Senior Vice President of Treasury Services/Chief Investment Officer for Texas Health Resources. Read More

William M. Velasco, II | Outside Investment Professionals

William M. Velasco, II was born and raised in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas and graduated from Sunset High School.  He attended Texas A&M University at College Station and earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural and Environmental Design in 1978. Read More