Newman Welcomed Back as Newest HSU Trustee

Former educator and Taylor County Judge George A. Newman will join the HSU Board of Trustees for the annual Fall Meeting.


Retired educator and former Taylor County Judge George A. Newman will join the HSU Board of Trustees as its newest member during next week’s Fall meeting, October 16 and 17.

“My dreams for HSU are to provide an education with a purpose by excellent Christian faculty and to maintain solid enrollment in outstanding facilities,” said Newman. 

Newman, who previously served as an HSU Trustee from 1995 to 2004, was a professor of Biology at HSU for more than 25 years before retiring in 1992. During his teaching career, Newman was twice selected President of the Faculty and was chosen as an Outstanding Educator in America.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Newman back to the board and look forward to utilizing his wisdom, experience, and passion for education as we continue to move HSU into the future,” said Dr. Lanny Hall, HSU President.

After his retirement, Newman assumed the title of Professor Emeritus of Biology in 1992, and in 2002 was chosen as the Outstanding Former Faculty Member of the Year. In 2014, Newman was inducted into HSU’s Hall of Leaders, permanently recognizing his distinguished record of achievement and good character.

In addition to his previous service on the HSU Board, Newman has served on the Wylie Independent School District Board and the Taylor County Expo Center board.

Currently self-employed as a rancher and oil investor, Newman and his wife, Carolyn, have two adult children, six grandchildren and their beloved Border Collie, Duke. They are current residents of Abilene and members of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, where George serves as a deacon.

A full bio for Dr. Newman is available online at


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