Angelo State University alumni Oscar Casillas and Jerod White have joined the Board of Trustees for the ASU Foundation, a public, nonprofit organization established to provide financial assistance to ASU, primarily through gifts and earnings on endowed funds.
Casillas, a 1980 ASU graduate, is president and CEO of BEPC Inc., an engineering and technical consulting firm based in San Angelo. Along with his wife, Camelia, he has been an active member of the ASU President’s Circle, and he serves on the Industry Advisory Council for ASU’s David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering. He has also been a guest speaker for ASU’s Housley Principled Leadership Program and recently endowed a scholarship for students in ASU’s mechanical engineering program.
“I am extremely proud to be a graduate of Angelo State University,” Casillas said, “and I am honored to serve on the board of this unique foundation that provides significant academic scholarships and other funding to help students advance their education at ASU. My professional experience and background will be a valuable asset for the board as we move forward in the advancement of the foundation goals.”
White earned both his bachelor’s (1994) and master’s (2001) degrees at Angelo State. He is the CEO of 700 Valve Supply, a global distributor of industrial valves based in Stafford, near Houston. He recently began lending his expertise and support to ASU’s new Bachelor of Commercial Aviation degree program that enrolled its first students this fall.
“I am so honored to serve on the foundation board,” White said, “because I am not just an alumnus, but a lifelong San Angelo resident, and I want to do everything I can to help ASU stay strong and a vital part of our city and the West Texas region.”
“We are delighted to have Oscar and Jerod join us on the ASU Foundation board,” said Jamie Akin, ASU vice president for external relations. “As highly successful alumni, they are the epitome of Angelo State University’s mission. Their experiences with our engineering and aviation programs will also bring new perspectives and ideas to the board. We are so glad they have chosen to serve for the betterment of ASU.”
Casillas and White join the ASU Foundation Board of Trustees that also includes:
- Lloyd Norris, Class of 1973
- Bryan Vincent, Class of 1994
- Susan Brooks, Class of 1991
- Mike Conaway
- Ferd Hoefs, Class of 1982
- Jim Hughes
- Bob LeGrand
- Richard Mayer
- Morris Overstreet, Class of 1972
- Will Welch, Class of 1995
- Troyce Wilcox, Class of 1984
- Keith Wiley, Class of 1998
- Jay Young, Class of 1985
Details on the many ways to give to ASU are available at angelo.edu/give.