Texas Tech University System Board of Regents Set Memorial for Former Chairman
August 7, 2007
Miller remembered at First Christian Church in Lubbock.
WHAT: Memorial service for former regent
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 10)
WHERE: Hodges Chapel, First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway
EVENT: A memorial service will be held for J. Frank Miller III, former chairman of
the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. Miller, of Dallas, died of a heart
attack June 1. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Miller to the Board of Regents on Nov. 18,
2003. He was elected chair in May 11, 2007. He previously served as vice chairman
of the board from Jan. 1, 2005 to May 11, 2007.
Miller was chairman and chief executive officer and founding managing partner of JPI
Companies, a national multi-family residential development company. He had nearly
three decades of experience in the real estate industry, beginning his career at Southland
Life Insurance Company. Prior to founding JPI Companies, he held senior management
positions with Foster Mortgage Company and Las Colinas Corporation. He also served
as executive vice president of Southland Financial Corporation and as president of
Southland Financial Corporation’s residential development and management subsidiary.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University
in 1974. His wife Kay is also a 1974 graduate of Texas Tech. They have six children,
The memorial service is open to the public.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The media may attend the service, but we ask that all cameras remain
stationary at the back of the room.