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ULM Foundation receives donation to create Tex Kilpatrick Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology

Published December 7, 2022


CAPTION:Pictured L-R: Malcolm Maddox, Anne Lockhart, Laura Kilpatrick Marchelos, Kerry Kilpatrick, Carole Kilpatrick, Robin Kilpatrick Fincher, Dr. Ronald Berry, Bishop Mark Foster, Michael Fincher 

MONROE, LA – The family of the late Tex Kilpatrick recently made a generous donation to the ULM Foundation for the creation of the Tex Kilpatrick Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology. Members of the family and close friends of Mr. Kilpatrick spoke at a check presentation at the Laird Weems Center on the ULM campus.  

Carole Kilpatrick shared about her late husband’s passion for education, health, and for the University of Louisiana Monroe. Other speakers included ULM President Dr. Ronald Berry, close friend of Mr. Kilpatrick Bishop Mark Foster, former ULM Foundation President Malcolm Maddox, and retired ULM development officer Anne Lockhart.  

The Tex Kilpatrick Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology was created by a donation of $80,000 from the Kilpatrick family, which will be matched with $20,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Following an investment period of one year, the endowed professorship will be made available to faculty in the Kinesiology department through an application process. The Dean of the College of Health Sciences will then select one professor to receive the endowment for three years.  

Tex Kilpatrick’s service to ULM was extensive and included participating in the selection of two ULM Presidents, serving as Vice President of the ULM Foundation, and co-chairing, with special friends Lynn and James Moore, the fundraising drive to build Bon Aire, the ULM President's official residence.