Distinguished Engineer Citations
Robert R. ClickDistinguished Engineer: 2000
Degree: Chemical Engineering – 1948
Citation at Time of Nomination in 2000
Robert R. Click graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering in 1948. While a student here he served as the President of his junior class and vice–president of his senior class. He was actively involved on campus as a member of the Saddle Tramps, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Student Council, Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
His first job after completing a semester of graduate work was with Magnolia Petroleum Company (now part of Exxon/Mobil) where he worked in various engineering and supervisory assignments for eleven years. In 1960, he established the consulting firm of Barnes and Click, which specializes in plant design, gas production and marketing, regulatory matters, and natural gas transmission. In 1978, he became the President of Esperanza Energy Corporation and Esperanza Pipeline Corporation, and in 1981 he became an independent Oil and Gas Operator and founded the RC Resources Corporation.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Zale Lipshy University Hospital. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, is a past director and treasurer of the North Texas Child Care Association, and is a volunteer with the Metropolitan Visiting Nurse Association.
Mr. Click is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, where he has served as the Ruling Elder, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, and Trustee of the Church Foundation. His hobbies include travel, golf, and reading.
His oldest son, Reed, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, his daughter Cynthia is a registered nurse by profession and is now a homemaker, and his youngest son Mark was killed in a tragic accident while a student at Tech. His daughter’s husband Joe Alexander attended Texas Tech, graduating with a degree in marketing in 1975, and two of his granddaughters have attended Texas Tech, Stephanie Click and Jennifer Alexander; Stephanie is currently a sophomore in the School of Health Sciences. Bob and Martha are blessed with a melded family of six children and spouses and 19 wonderful grandchildren. Family and friends are the joys of their lives.
Texas Tech University is indeed proud to name Robert R. Click as DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.