R.D. (DAN) BURCK
Former Chancellor of The University of Texas System
Tau Chapter Kappa Sigma Man of the Year, 2001
R. D. (Dan) Burck, former Chancellor of The University of Texas System, now serves as a special advisor to the System. He also serves as the first advisory director appointed by The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO), a nonprofit corporation created by the U. T. Board of Regents to manage investment of all assets over which the board has fiduciary responsibility.
Prior to joining the management team of the U.T. System in 1988, Burck enjoyed a successful 33-year career in the private sector at both the national and international levels. Among his many accomplishments, he managed Getty Oil Company's worldwide holdings, oversaw the construction of the company's 36-story headquarters in Los Angeles, and helped create and launch ESPN, the first cable TV sports network.
Burck is Chairman of the Board for American Campus Communities (NYSE). He also serves on numerous advisory and community boards and is a former member of the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation. Burck graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1956 with a bachelor of business administration degree. He also attended the South Texas School of Law in Houston.