Kevin P. Eltife (R)

Last modified on: 01-23-2017 17:26:26

Chair
(The University of Texas System Board of Regents)

Entered Office: 02-01-2017 Term Ends: 02-01-2023

General Information

Profession: Eltife Properties Home Town: Tyler Birthdate: 03-01-1959 Spouse: Kelly


Personal Information

BBA-University of Texas at Austin

Regent Kevin P. Eltife, appointed in 2017 by Governor Greg Abbott to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents, was unanimously elected chairman of the board at a special called meeting Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Kevin Eltife of Tyler is owner of Eltife Properties, Ltd. He formerly served as senator for Texas Senate District 1, as the Mayor of Tyler, and on the Tyler City Council. He is also a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. During his career in the Texas Senate, he was elected President Pro Tempore and served as chairman of the Business and Commerce Committee and Administration Committee. He also served as a member of the Senate Committees on Finance, Natural Resources, International Relations, Open Government, Redistricting, and Facilities. He is a director at Citizens 1st Bank and board member of the Tyler Police Foundation. Eltife has received numerous recognitions, including the Texas Public Policy Foundation Champion of Limited Government Award and the Texas Press Association Friend of the 1st Amendment Award. Eltife received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.