former member of the Texas State University System Board
of Regents, Hayley is president and chief executive
officer of the Texas City—La Marque Chamber of Commerce.
received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree
in 1959. Named to the TSUS board of regents
in 1999 by then-governor George W. Bush, Hayley assisted
in obtaining regent approval for various projects on
the SHSU campus, including three new dormitories, the
Visitor/Alumni Center, and the baseball/softball complex,
served as the local chairman for SHSU and was vice chairman
of the Texas State University—San Marcos board.
had the respect of other regents as someone who was
not only committed to his alma mater, but as a person
who possessed the utmost integrity,” his nomination
letter said. “It is safe to say that had it not been
for Jimmy's persistent and effective support for the
motions that we brought to the regents, Sam Houston
State would not have achieved near the success that
we have experienced in recent years.”
his endeavors are member and chairman of the board for
Energy for Schools, member Texas City Rotary Club, member
and former chairman of the Gulf Coast Chamber Executives
and the Texas State Chamber Executives, member St. John's
United Methodist Church, and former trustee of La Marque
Independent School District.
addition, he received the “Outstanding Chamber of Commerce
Executive in Texas” award in 2005 by the Texas Association
of Business, is a past recipient of the Texas City—La
Marque Community Service Award in 1998, the Texas Bancshares
Howard O. Payne Award in 1996, and Texas Chamber of
Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 2002.
was named the Galveston County New Outstanding Citizen
of the Year in 1991 and an “Outstanding Educator of
America” in 1982.
and his wife, Jane, have two sons, Jerry and Jason,
and five grandchildren.