Lt. Col. James Robert Swindell, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Col. James Robert Swindell, USAF (Ret.), earned a BSBA degree from TU in 1950, where he was a member of Chi Lambda Alpha and the TU Marching Band. After graduation, he embarked on a successful military career in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
In recognition of his personal commitment to promote excellence in higher education, he established the Lt. Col. James Robert Swindell, USAF (Ret.) Presidential Scholarship Endowment for the Collins College of Business.
The Presidential Scholarship endowment will provide up to eight merit-based scholarships to the most talented and highest caliber freshmen entering the Collins College of Business, as well as provide two scholarships to students majoring in nursing.
Throughout Col. Swindell's 61 years as a TU alumnus, his support of his beloved alma mater has never wavered.