Thomas V. Shockley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1967. Mr. Shockley also has an MSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin which he received in 1969. Continuing his education, Mr. Shockley attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 1987. Mr. Shockley began his career as Staff Engineer working for Central Power and Light Company in Corpus Christi in 1970. During his time with Central Power and Light he also worked in system planning, marketing, and fuels and became CEO in 1987. In 1990, Mr. Shockley moved to Dallas with Central and South West Corporation, the parent company of Central Power and Light Company. Here he had oversight of the service, company, development activities, non-regulated investments, and merger and acquisition activities. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Shockley was part of a strategic move to combine Central and South West Corporation, the parent company of Central Power and Light with American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio (AEP) creating the largest electric utility in the United States. He served American Electric Power as Vice-Chairman and COO until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Shockley came out of retirement in 20012 to serve as CEO of El Paso Electric Company. He retired for a second time in 2015. Thomas Shockley’s relationship with the University covers many years and several generations. His mother and mother-in-law both graduated from South Texas Teacher’s College. He, his wife Dorothy and numerous cousins graduated from Texas A&I. As an active alumnus, Mr. Shockley served on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Board of Trustees and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by the Javelina Alumni Association in 2000. Mr. and Mrs. Shockley are generous supporters of the University, contributing to many funds including the President’s Circle, Javelina Club and the College of Engineering. In support of the Boot Campaign, the Shockleys established the Dorothy and Thomas Shockley Endowment in 2007.

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