Texas Tech University

Rawls Alumnus Appointed by Governor to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Hailey Walker

Cody Campbell

Cody Campbell’s term begins immediately and will continue through August 2023.

Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, appointed Cody Campbell, a prominent alumnus of Texas Tech University's Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Nov. 25.

"I am very proud and honored to be appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board," said Campbell. "I am passionate about the importance of higher education, as I strongly believe that it is key for the long-term health and success of the state of Texas. I look forward to the opportunity to make a positive difference in this position."

According to their website, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the state's public higher education system. The board determines which of the state's public universities are permitted to start or continue degree programs.

Campbell earned bachelor's degrees in both finance and economics in 2003 and a master's in finance in 2004 from Rawls College. He resides in Fort Worth and serves as the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings and Double Eagle Development, which focus on acquiring and developing oil and gas assets throughout the Permian Basin.

Earlier this fall, Campbell was recognized as a 2019 Distinguished Alumnus by Rawls College. The award is the highest honor the college can bestow upon alumni and recognizes individuals who have not only achieved success professionally but have also contributed time, talent, and support to programs benefiting Rawls College.

While at Texas Tech, Campbell was a four-year football letterman, a multi-year starter on the offensive line, and received multiple All-Big XII and Academic All-Big XII honors. After his college career, he spent just under two years playing offensive guard for the Indianapolis Colts.

Campbell is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization Fort Worth Chapter and the Fort Worth Wildcatters, president of Double Eagle Charities and served on the Rawls College of Business Advisory Council.

"Rawls College congratulates Cody on this important appointment. We are proud of all that he has accomplished as a distinguished alumnus of the college and wish him well in this new endeavor," said Margaret L. Williams, dean of Rawls College. "I have no doubt that the state higher education system will be better through Cody's involvement."

Read more about the new appointments to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.