William F. (“Bill”) Scott, reappointed to the Board of Regents in 2019, earned his bachelor of science in government at Lamar University in 1970, with which he has maintained strong ties 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 co-owner 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 family marine bulk terminal development opportunities for numerous companies including Shell Oil, Mitsubishi, ExxonMobil, Cemex, Lyondell Citgo Refining, ConocoPhillips/PDVSA (Merey Sweeny, LP), Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Aggregates and Valero Refining. In addition, Bill created 50:50 joint venture companies with Mitsubishi Corporation and Cementos Mexicanos for the handling, purchase and export of the bulk products to the world market.
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 has successfully completed four transactions since 2005.
Bill is also active in numerous civic and charitable endeavors including being the chairman of the board for the Jefferson and Orange County Pilot Commission, past president of the Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America, board member of the Foundation for Southeast Texas, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and the Texas Energy Museum in Beaumont.
He and his wife of 31 years, Gay, have three children, Will , James, and Richard, and one grandchild, Kate. Scott's term on the Board of Regents expires in 2025.