Robert Stillwell was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry on February 12, 2009. Regent Stillwell is the Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee, serves as Vice Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee. He is a Regental representative to the M. D. Anderson Services Corporation Board of Directors and is an Athletics Liaison. Mr. Stillwell, a retired partner of Baker Botts L.L.P., joined with Mr. T. Boone Pickens as an original director of Mesa Petroleum in 1964. He continued his directorship for Mesa Petroleum and Pioneer until 2001, and is now a principal of TBP Investments Management, LLC and BP Capital, L.P. As a trustee of the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, Mr. Stillwell helped direct $700 million of educational, scientific, and health care gifts to nonprofit organizations including gifts to UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and UT Dallas. Regent Stillwell has served on the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council Executive Committee at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor from the UT Austin School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. He also holds an undergraduate degree from UT Austin.