Life Member Trustee
C. Kenneth Roberts graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1951 and received his Master of Law in 1953. Following service with the U.S. Army, he joined the Exxon Company, USA (then Humble Oil) Law Department in Houston in 1954 as an attorney in the Contract and Title Section. His positions with Exxon USA have included Administrative Manager for the company's Baytown, Texas refinery in 1967, Administrative Manager of the Refining Department in 1968, and Manager of the Public Affairs Department in 1969. In 1972, Mr. Roberts became Executive Assistant to the President of Exxon Corporation in New York. In 1979, he was named General Counsel of Exxon USA in Houston and in 1992, he became Vice President and General Counsel of Exxon Corporation in Dallas, retiring in 1995.
Mr. Roberts is a former President of the UT Law School Foundation Board of Trustees. He has served as Chairman of API's General Committee on Law, a member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Legal Foundation, and has been a member of the Board of the Institute on Court Management and the National Center for State Courts. He is also a Fellow of the American and Texas Bar Foundations. He has served on the Board of Visitors of The Stanford and The University of Texas Law Schools. He is a member of the Association of General Counsel, and a former member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association. In 1993, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association. Mr. Roberts has received the Faculty Award and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law’s Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award for Oil & Gas Contributions.