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William F. Scott


William F. (“Bill”) Scott, reappointed to the Board of Regents in 2019, earned his Bachelor of Science in government at Lamar University in 1970. He has maintained strong ties with Lamar University as a member of the Lamar University College of Business Board of Advisors, Comprehensive Campaign Cabinet and Lamar University Foundation Board, as well as being an appointee to the TSUS Board of Regents.

He is the CEO, chairman and owner with his three sons of Trans-Global Solutions Inc. (TGS), as well as chairman and general partner of TGS Development, LP. Following the startup of the railroad construction business in the mid-70s, Bill for more than 30 years focused his time on identifying, owning and operating marine bulk terminal assets for many of the largest oil, petrochemical and industrial companies in North America.

In April 2005, TGS sold its bulk terminal handling assets to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and entered into a terminal development agreement between TGS Development, LP and KMP to develop new bulk terminal assets along the Gulf Coast. TGS Development successfully completed four new Port Development Projects between 2005 and 2010.

In December 2014 TGS Cedar Port Partners was formed with Bill as the Managing Partner. This project located near Baytown in Chambers County included at inception 12,800 acres of what is today the 15,000-acre Cedar Port Industrial Park. This project is the largest dual rail served Industrial Park in North America.  With the Cedar Port Railroad connecting to both the UP and the BNSF this development has become the primary focus of the Scott family business. In 2021 the park started and completed 10 million square feet of big box warehouse development. Today the Park includes in excess of 25 million square feet of warehousing.

Bill is also active in numerous civic and charitable endeavors including Past President and member of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, past president of the Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America, past board member of the Foundation for Southeast Texas, past board member Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas and the Symphony of Southeast Texas. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Lamar University, and with TGS the recipient of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce 2018 Spindletop Award.

He and his wife, Gay, have three children, Will, James, and Richard, and five grandchildren. Bill Scott's term on the TSUS Board of Regents expires in 2025.