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Texas A&M Foundation appoints George N. Harris Jr. to Board of Trustees

Jason Martinez

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HOUSTON, TX — The Texas A&M Foundation, in a press release on Thursday, announced that it has named George N. Harris Jr., co-founder of the Kozusko Harris Duncan law firm, to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021.

Harris and his wife, Karen Zent—both Houston natives with a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University—previously spent thirty years in Washington D.C., and recently moved back to Texas. Harris hopes to use his legal skills and broad cultural experiences to present a unique perspective to the Foundation during his seven-year term on the board.

“The ability to synthesize my professional experiences and apply them in a way that might benefit Texas A&M is an enormous privilege,” Harris said. “I hope my work with families and family offices around the world will be of value to my colleagues and help us better understand how the evolving economic and geopolitical landscape will influence the work we do. Change is inevitable; we must determine how best to navigate change without sacrificing the values that make Texas A&M such a special place.”

Harris will be joining six other members of the Board, and looks forward to seeing the positive effects philanthropy has on Texas A&M’s reputation, rankings and programs.

“George Harris brings an invaluable perspective to our Board of Trustees,” said Texas A&M Foundation President, Tyson Voelkel ’96. “He has a lawyer’s analytical instincts, a traveler’s perspective and an Aggie’s heart for serving others. I am confident his service will help our organization continue to build a brighter future for Texas A&M University.”

Upon his graduation from Texas A&M, Harris worked in sales for two years before attending law school. Law degree in hand, he took a position in Washington, D.C., as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, where he earned the Department’s Outstanding Attorney Award.

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