Board of Trustees names new chair: Mark Johnson

New Board of Trustees chair Mark Johnson. (Photo by Gregg Ellman)

New Board of Trustees chair Mark Johnson. (Photo by Gregg Ellman)

By Annabel Scott

A grandson of Amon G. Carter is the new chair of the TCU Board of Trustees.

New Board of Trustees chair Mark Johnson. (Photo by Gregg Ellman)

Mark Johnson was unanimously elected to a six-year term. The Fort Worth native is the son of the late Ruth Carter Stevenson, a trustee emeritus of the board.

Johnson succeeds Clarence Scharbauer III whose term ended May 31st. Notable moments of Scharbauer’s tenure as chair include TCU’s entrance into the Big 12 Conference; the renovation of the Mary Couts Burnett Library and Rees-Jones Hall and the partnership to establish the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. 

Since the Duke University graduate was elected to the board in 2002, Johnson has chaired the committee to help build the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Area. He has served as chairman of the investment committee, chairman of the finance committee and vice-chairman of the board.

Johnson is also a current sustainer of the Addison and Randolph Clark Society and member of the Chancellor’s Council. 

Outside of TCU, Johnson is the principal and portfolio manager with Luther King Capital Management; a chartered financial analyst and investment counselor and a member of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. He also serves as president of the Amon G. Carter Foundation and vice president of the board of Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

“He’s great,” said Chancellor Victor Boschini. “Lucky for me, he started the same year I was appointed. He knows what’s going on.”

New Board of Trustees Vice-Chairman Kit Moncrief. (Photo by Gregg Ellman)

In addition to selecting Johnson, the board also elected Kit Tennison Moncrief as vice-chairman. Tennison is the president of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame board of directors, co-chair of the Fort Worth Zoo board and vice president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation board of trustees.

At TCU, Tennison has served on the executive committee of The Campaign for TCU and as centurion of the Addison and Randolph Society.