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Porter S. Garner III '79 Named Mays Outstanding Alumnus

Asha Fuller '21 April 29, 2022 10:19 AM updated: April 29, 2022 4:45 PM

Texas A&M's Mays Business School named Porter S. Garner III '79, the President and CEO of The Association of Former Students, as one of Mays' 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients in April.

Garner received his BBA in marketing in 1979 and joined The Association's staff as field director in 1981. He was elected in 2000 as the seventh chief executive by The Association's Board of Directors and has led The Association for 22 years. Under his leadership, the organization has raised over $400 million impacting Texas A&M and Texas Aggies. He serves on the board of Baylor Scott and White Hospital-College Station Region and is one of only two individuals to have been honored with a lifetime membership in the Brazos County A&M Club. 

The highest award bestowed upon a Mays graduate, the Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes recipients for leading lives of distinction and embodying the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. 

"The ways in which these individuals serve their communities and how they live their lives in both their personal life and professional career substantially contribute to the betterment of their community and of society," said interim dean of Mays Business School R. Duane Ireland. "They are an inspirational group of leaders and irreplaceable members of the Mays family."

The 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients were honored April 28 at the 30th Annual Mays Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner. Read more here.

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