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TTU alumna Arcilia Acosta named to TTU System Board of Regents

Arts & Sciences alumna Arcilia Acosta is one of three new members appointed to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Arcilia Acosta Named to TTUS Board of Regents

Arts & Sciences Political Science Alumna Has Also Served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

4.15.2021

Arts & Sciences alumna Arcilia Acosta (Political Science 1989, TTU) of Dallas, is one of three new members appointed April 13, 2021, by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. Their terms are set to expire on Jan. 31, 2027.

Acosta is the president and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction and the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL) Engineers, a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm.

A native Texan, Acosta currently serves on the board of directors of Vistra Corporation, Magnolia Oil & Gas and Veritex Holdings, Inc. She is a member of the National Women Energy Directors Network, the International Women's Forum and a sustainer member of the Junior League of Dallas. She is a director of the Communities Foundation of Texas and director and chairwoman-elect of the Dallas Citizens Council.

Previously, Acosta was appointed by Gov. Abbott for a three-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2016-19, which is the state's authority on public higher education. Acosta is a former director of the Texas Tech Alumni Association's National Board of Directors. In addition, she was the featured speaker for TTU's 2015 Commencement Ceremonies. She also has two sons and three siblings who have received degrees from TTU.

Acosta graduated from Texas Tech University (TTU) in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in political science. She also earned a Bank Board Director Certification from Southern Methodist University Southwest School of Banking and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School Corporate Governance Program.

Acosta's appointment came with that of two other new board members, Cody Campbell of Fort Worth, co-founder and co-CEO of Double Eagle Energy Holdings and Double Eagle Development; and Patrick Gordon of El Paso, president of Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.

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