Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
CARROLL DAY SIMMONS
Carroll Day Simmons, professor of business statistics, died on April 11, 1989. He was 92.
Professor Simmons was born on September 30, 1896, in Liberty Hill, Texas. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1924. He became a CPA in 1929.
Professor Simmons joined the faculty of the University in 1927. He served as secretary to the Board of Regents from 1925 to 1929. He was the UT Austin comptroller from 1940 to 1947 and vice president and comptroller from 1947 to 1950. He was named vice chancellor for business and finance in 1950. He resigned his position with the University in 1953 to assume the post as vice president and senior trust officer for the First City National Bank in Houston. He retired from that position in 1964.
Professor Simmons served as president of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers in 1946-47. He was also secretary of the M. D. Anderson Foundation from 1953 to 1964.
In 1967 Professor Simmons was named an outstanding alumnus of the College of Business Administration. In 1980 he was appointed an honorary member of the UT Austin Centennial Commission. In 1982 the UT System Board of Regents established the Carroll D. Simmons Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Engineering.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 21, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.