Texas Tech University

The William D. and Billie G. Blair Endowed Scholarship for the Pursuit of Farming

The William D. and Billie G. Blair Endowed Scholarship for the Pursuit of Farming was established by the Goode Farm Trust in 2013.

The scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Plant and Soil Science who can show a demonstrated intention of being actively involved in farming as a career.

Dr. Billie Blair graduated from Texas Tech University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Art and continued on to Clarendon College. Dr. Blair now heads the organizational change management firm, Change Strategists, Inc., which includes a non-profit focused division, Leading and Learning. The firm has offices in Los Angeles and Round Rock, TX and is comprised of 45 psychology and business professionals who are experts in management; strategy and tactics; and organizational change. Change Strategists, Inc. serves as strategy technical advisors to the leadership and boards of directors of a wide range of change-oriented corporations and organizations, including: utilities, manufacturing, technology, bio-tech, banking, hospitality, government services, hospitals/health care systems, and national non-profits.

Dr. Blair holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and has worked with executives and CEOs for the past 25 years to institute strategy building systems, manage organizational change, assess employees for growth and leadership potential, and institute processes of change within their businesses and institutions. She has served in corporate and health care management positions, as well as professor of management/leadership and as college dean in California's largest public university system. She currently serves in leadership positions on numerous national boards and is ISS Corporate Governance Certified by the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.


Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Director of Development

Shelbey Havens
Assistant Director of Development