Trustee Philip J. Ritter


Philip J. Ritter

  • District #2
  • Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, December 2020 - Present
  • Chair, Board Education and Workforce Committee, December 2020 - Present
  • Chair, Board Finance Committee, August 2016 - 2021
  • Date Elected: May 7, 2016
  • Term Expires: 2028


  • Current: Senior Vice President, GreenLight Credentials
  • Current: Senior Fellow, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Former: Executive Vice President, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Former: Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments Inc.


  • B.A., Urban Studies (with Honors), University of Maryland, College Park
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
  • MPA, University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Civic/Professional Service

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Chairman of Development Board
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Board Chair, Community Campaign Chair
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center, Board of Visitors
  • Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, Advisory Council Member
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation, Trustee
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Board of Directors
  • Dallas County Community College District, Bond Campaign Chair, secured voter approval of $450 million capital authorization
  • International Aviation Professional Community of Practice, Founding Chairman
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Board Member, Planning Committee Chair, Regional Transportation Council Member
  • The Dallas Foundation, Trustee; Chairman, Community Investment Committee; Chairman, Texas Resources for Iraq/Afghanistan Deployment
  • Texas Education Reform Caucus, Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council, Board of Directors
  • Alliance for Higher Education, Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, Board and Executive Committee
  • Texas Association of Business, Executive Committee, State Affairs Chair
  • Dallas Symphony Association, Board of Governors and Executive Board
  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Advisory Board Chairman, Selection Committee for Dean of LBJ School

Contact Information

Board of Trustees
Dallas College
1601 Botham Jean Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
Board Relations Office: 214-378-1602
Fax: 214-378-1610


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