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Distinguished Alumnus: Lloyd Norris

When Lloyd Norris enrolled at Angelo State University in the spring of 1970, he got a full-time job with Town & Country Food Stores, bagging ice and delivering it to the chain’s then 13 convenience stores. 

  • Lloyd Norris
    Lloyd Norris
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After graduating from ASU in 1973, Norris began what became a steady rise through the ranks at Town & Country. Starting as the supervisor of stores near Brownwood, he later headed up entire divisions before becoming vice president for petroleum marketing and, eventually, chairman of the board in 2004. In 1998, he and a group of partners bought the company and ran it until selling to Susser Holdings in 2007.

“ASU taught me that it takes hard work to be successful,” Norris said, “but when you achieve success through that hard work, it is very rewarding.”

That same year, he and his family donated $1 million to establish ASU’s first endowed chair, the Norris Family Chair in Business. He also led the fundraising for ASU’s Norris Baseball Clubhouse, a $436,000 facility completed in 2011, and has served as president of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors. As well, Norris has made a gift of $1.25 million for renovations at Foster Field, 1st Community Federal Credit Union Stadium, which is the home of Rams baseball.

In recognition of his success and his ongoing support for Angelo State, the ASU Alumni Association has named Norris its 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

Lloyd and his wife, Sheri, have two daughters who both graduated from ASU. Their son, Dusty, died in 1997. They now split their time between San Angelo and their Hill Country ranch.

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