DAN BURCK '51
Former UT System Chancellor, Founding Director of ESPN
Kappa Sigma Man of the Year, 2015
After a distinguished business career of 33 years, followed by 14 years as Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, and, ultimately Chancellor of the University of Texas System, Dan Burck continues to serve higher education, his state, and community through active leadership in a wide variety of charitable, educational, fraternal, and business organizations.
In the private sector, he currently serves as Independent Chairman of the Board for American Campus Communities (ACC-NYSE), the largest provider of student housing in the U.S.
A top-ranking executive with Getty Oil Company for 29 years, Burck managed its worldwide holdings and oversaw the construction of its 36-story headquarters in Los Angeles. In 1979, he helped create and launch ESPN, the first cable TV sports network.
Burck was the first advisory director appointed by The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), a nonprofit corporation created by the UT Board of Regents to manage investment of all assets over which the board has fiduciary responsibility.
He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas System Chancellor's Council, on numerous other advisory boards serving UT Austin and The UT System, and is a Life Member of the UT Ex-Students' Association. In November 2014, he was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame at UT Austin.
Burck is a 1956 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded Kappa Sigma's Tau Man of the Year in 2001 and is the sixth initiate of the Tau Chapter to be awarded International Kappa Sigma Man of the Year.