Texas Tech University

TTU DoLA Distinguished Alumni




Charles R. Eatherly

1961 and 1963 graduate of the Park Administration and Landscape Architecture Program has been recognized as our 2020 Distinguished Alumni. Charles' positive impact on our planet began as a student working with Professor Elo Urbanovsky on the first Texas State Parks Masterplan which led to a $75 million (1960s dollars) legislative action to grow and develop Texas State Parks.

After graduation Charles moved to Arizona where he has worked for 59 years as a landscape architect and park planner for Maricopa County and Arizona State Parks. While with Arizona State Parks he became the lead for park acquisitions and liaison to the Governor and legislature. In this role he led the acquisition of incredible park lands including Dead Horse Ranch and Kartchner Caverns.

Thank you Charles for being a + difference maker for our planet and for all people who venture outside!

Learn more about Charles here.