Texas Tech University

Impactful Individual: Brenda Peters

Brenda Peters earned her bachelor's in accounting in 1974, a time when very few women studied accounting.

Rawls College | September 12, 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.

Brenda Peters earned her BBA in accounting from Texas Tech in 1974. During that era, few women studied accounting, and even fewer of those women were African American.

As an African American female in a male-dominated field, Peters faced unique challenges throughout her journey at Texas Tech. With the help of her mentors, such as Herschel Mann, Peters went on to work for one of the then Big Eight accounting firms and became a successful CPA.

Today, Peters is a tax director for Houston-based Enterprise Products, a leading North American provider of midstream energy services. She continues to give back to her alma mater through past service on the Texas Tech Alumni Association Board, establishing scholarships and supporting the recruitment of students to Texas Tech.

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