Texas Tech University
TTU HomeWhitacre College of Engineering Alumni and Friends Distinguished Engineers

Distinguished Engineer Citations

Distinguished Engineer Photo

C. Clayton Yeager

Distinguished Engineer: 1996

Degree: Civil Engineering, B.S. – 1964

Degree: Civil Engineering, M.S. – 1965

Citation at Time of Nomination in 1996

C. Clayton Yeager, a native of Stephenville, Texas, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1964 and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1965.

Mr. Yeager began his professional career as a field engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation in Lubbock. In 1966, he moved to Houston with a consulting engineering firm and then joined a Waco consulting engineering firm in 1970. He returned to Lubbock in 1971 to work on development of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and the surrounding area after the May 1970 tornado destroyed the area where the civic center now stands.

In 1975, Mr. Yeager joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc., in Lubbock. He was elected to his current position of president of PSC in 1986. Under his leadership, PSC has grown from an 86–person firm with three offices in 1986 to a 132–person firm with four offices located in Lubbock, El Paso, Midland, and Amarillo. Because of his commitment to professional development, PSC was awarded the Texas Society of Professional Engineer’s Private Practice Professional Development Award in 1992. PSC also is ranked in the Top 500 Engineering Firms in the U.S. by Engineering News Record.

Mr. Yeager also finds time to participate in numerous professional and civic activities. He currently serves as Region I vice president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and as State Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair for TSPE. In 1987, he was selected as Engineer of the Year of the South Plains Chapter of TSPE. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Engineering Foundation, the American Society of Civil Engineers–Texas Section J. Walter Porter Memorial Fund, and on the Consulting Engineers Council of Texas Board of Directors. He is past president of the High Plains Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He also is involved in activities at Texas Tech and in the Lubbock community. He is past chairman of the Civil Engineering Advisory Council and a member of the Civil Engineering Academy, the Dean’s Council, and the President’s Council. Mr. Yeager is a past member of the Texas Tech University Water Resources Center Advisory Board. He also has served on the City of Lubbock’s Urban Renewal and Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission and currently serves on the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Industrial Foundation Board, the Reese Air Force Base Reuse Infrastructure Subcommittee. He is a member of the Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club and involved in United Way. Dedicated to his faith, Mr. Yeager is past chairman of the Board of Elders and of the General Board of the First Christian Church in Lubbock.

Mr. Yeager and his wife, D’Ann, are the proud parents of two children, son Michael, of Fort Worth, and daughter D’Shawn of Lubbock.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we designate C. Clayton Yeager a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER of Texas Tech University.

Return to the Past Winners page.