Texas Tech University

Impactful Individual: Scott Dueser

F. Scott Dueser played a major role in the Excellence in Banking Program raising more than $11 million in just nine months.

Rawls College  |  April 11, 2023

As Texas Tech University celebrates its centennial year in 2023, the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business will highlight impactful individuals from years past. While each person be it as a student, alumni, friend, faculty or staff member may have impacted the college or their industry differently, one thing will always be constant: they are all part of the Rawls College legacy.

One name immediately comes to mind when thinking of excellence in banking and Texas Tech: F. Scott Dueser. In 2020, Texas Techs Board of Regents formalized that relationship, renaming the Excellence in Banking Program Director Endowment as the F. Scott Dueser Chair for Excellence in Banking. The donors endorsed naming the endowment in Dueser's honor because of his dedication and vision to raising financial support for the Excellence in Banking program.

The program ensures Rawls College teaches best practices and West Texas community values to the next generation of bankers. Dueser's tireless efforts helped the program surpass its goal, raising more than $11 million in just nine months.

Over the years, Dueser has served in various leadership capacities throughout Texas Tech, including four years as a member of the Board of Regents and one year as board chairman. He currently serves on the boards of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Texas Tech Free Market Institute. Dueser was named a Distinguished Alumnus by Rawls College in 2006 and the Texas Tech Alumni Association in 2019.

Outside his involvement at the university, Dueser serves as chairman, president and CEO of First Financial Bankshares Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Texas Tech in 1975, then graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in 1981.

For more information on the impact of Rawls College, please visit the centennial exhibit at the Texas Tech Museum.