Bobby Stillwell is a retired partner of the Houston law firm Baker Botts and an immediate past UT System regent. He chaired four committees and served on the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company during his tenure as a UT System regent. With an undergraduate and law degree from UT Austin, he joined with T. Boone Pickens as an original director of Mesa Petroleum in 1964, continuing his directorship until 2001. As a trustee of the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, Stillwell helped direct $700 million in educational, scientific and health care gifts to nonprofit organizations.