Shepperd Inner Circle

The Shepperd Inner Circle supports the Distinguished Lecture Series. Our generous Inner Circle members donors underwrite the cost of the Distinguished Lectures and ensure the community events remain free of charge and open to the public to promote learning, connection, and leadership across West Texas.

As a token of appreciation, our Shepperd Inner Circle members enjoy:

  • an invitation to any private reception held for the Distinguished Lecture speaker
  • an opportunity to have a photo taken with the speaker and/or receive an autographed book from the speaker, when available
  • recognition in any printed Distinguished Lecture program
  • reserved seating at all Distinguished Lecture events

Membership to the Shepperd Inner Circle comes with a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 to The University of Texas Permian Basin. You may donate online here, or via check by mailing your donation to the address below. Please note on the memo line of your check: Shepperd Inner Circle.

UT Permian Basin
Attn: Office of Advancement
4901 E. University
Odessa, TX 79701

Thank you for your support of The University of Texas Permian Basin, the Shepperd Leadership Institute, and its meaningful Distinguished Lecture Series!

Inner Circle Members

Mona Ables

Bruce & Becky Brady

Margaret Carpenter

Paul & Martha Crump

Frank Deaderick

Gary & Diana Edmiston

Kirk & Brenna Edwards

Dr. Paul Feit

Dr. & Mrs. Donald Floyd

Richard "Dick" & Iola Gillham

Vicenta "Vickie" Gomez

Joe Cobb, Jr. & Dr. Michele Harmon

Judith Hayes

John "Loy" Helm

Billy Kelley

John and Marion Kimberly

Grace F. King

Mark Knox

J.Ross Lacy

John & Beverly Landgraf

Chad & Tammy McAllaster

Collin & Meghan Sewell

Westech Seal, Inc.

Dr. Ray & Lorraine Perryman

Drs. Edwin and Suzanne Rathbun

The Honorable James & Mitchie Rush

C. Richard "Dick" Sivalls

Dan & Christina Stansbury

Ludie & Eben Warner

Jim & Claire Woodcock