When he committed $25,000 to create the Eric R. Wylie ’93 Business Student Council Leadership Endowed Scholarship fund, Wylie joked that he wanted the scholarship to go to someone like himself: A finance major and a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. He also served as a Student Body Senator and was treasurer of the Business Student Council.
“I had some really good experiences in college and have had some good professional opportunities because of my time at Mays,” he says, adding he also earned a degree in management. “While I was in school and on the Business Student Council, being a liaison between the students and the Dean (both Dr. Gary Trennepohl and Dr. Benton Cocanougher) ultimately changed my life. To this day, relationships that I made then still are impacting me”
“We are truly appreciative of Eric’s most generous contribution to support our students,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “Our School is known for the wide array of leadership opportunities we provide to our students and Eric’s generosity will allow us to recognize and acknowledge the important role that these opportunities play in our students’ personal and professional development.”
Wylie has worked for financial institutions and is now president of Element Retirement & Investment Consultants and has a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation. He lives in College Station, where he is assists in numerous community activities, including serving on the MSC OPAS board of directors. He and his wife Joey have four children.
About Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.