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11/1/07

Tyler Man Gets Appointed By Governor Rick Perry

Governor Rick Perry named A. W. "Whit" Riter III of Tyler as vice chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve Texas higher education.

Riter is president of Riter Management Company LC and the A. W. Riter Jr. Family Foundation.

He is an executive committee member of the University of Texas at Tyler Development Board and the UT Health Center at Tyler Development Board.

Riter is a board member of the Tyler Health Facilities Development Corporation Board, the UT Tyler Foundation, and the College for all Texans Foundation.

He also volunteers on the board of the Regional East Texas Food Bank, the Salvation Army and the East Texas Communities Foundation.

Riter is an advisory council member of the UT System Institute for Public School Initiatives and is a member of the Mercy Ships International Executive Committee.

Riter received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has served on the board since 2004 and replaces Neal Adams of Euless as vice chair.

Christine Nelson, Reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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