James Huffines, incoming Chairman of the Board, Southwestern Medical Foundation; Kathleen M. Gibson, President and CEO, Southwestern Medical Foundation; Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Terry and Robert Rowling, Chairman of the Board, Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Vision and Action Robert B. Rowling was honored by Foundation Trustees as outgoing Chairman after five years of dedicated leadership and vision. Mr. Rowling began his service on the Board of Southwestern Medical Foundation in 2010.

Since joining, Bob has given precious time and served both UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Foundation in innumerable ways. Side-by-side his wife, Terry Rowling, his countless acts of service have been given with a tremendous heart and passion to move the Foundation’s mission forward.

Investing in the Future Early in their involvement, the Rowlings became interested in the opportunity that the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital would bring to the region, committing $5 million to help assure the success of the campaign. In 2013, they received the prestigious Sprague Award for their significant contributions to advancing medical progress.

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Bob Rowling reflecting on leadership during Southwestern Medical Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Gala

Mr. Rowling was on the Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Steering Committee, helping to share and celebrate our community’s longstanding history of generosity. Bob has demonstrated an abiding passion to find appropriate and consistent funding for medical research and education in Texas. He will carry on his tremendous leadership role in our community by chairing the Campaign for the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.

Servant Leadership In his role as Foundation Chairman, Mr. Rowling was a strong supporter of the young leaders’ group, The Cary Council, and took a keen interest in supporting the Foundation’s programming. He invited Governor Abbott to speak on the role of quality medical research in our state, and he co-authored an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News with James Huffines to deepen the community’s awareness about the importance of our city staying on the leading edge of research.

A longtime champion of the Foundation’s mission and innovation in our state, we are tremendously grateful for all the ways Bob Rowling has and continues to inspire progress in medicine.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!