UT Tyler receives $1 million gift from Bob Herd family

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herd have established a $1 million endowed presidential scholarship at The University of Texas at Tyler, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

The gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herd Presidential Scholarship will assist 15 to 25 first-rate students each year and comes at a time when endowed scholarships rank as the highest priority for the university, according to President Mabry.

"Scholarship support is the key to attracting and graduating more high-ability students who, in turn, will ultimately become valued professionals helping to strengthen the economy of East Texas and valuable citizens and neighbors to all of us. We are so grateful to the Herds for their generosity and foresight," President Mabry said.

The Herds have been UT Tyler donors since 1982.