Mr. William K. Robbins, Jr., a veteran of the Korean War, received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School.
He is founder and CEO of North American Corporation. Headquartered in Houston, North American is principally engaged in consulting, finance, investments, and oil and gas activities. He serves on the board of directors for several United States and foreign corporations. He has served as an officer and director of various international subsidiary companies of Union Carbide Corp. and as legal counsel for Humble Oil and Refining Company (now Exxon Corp.).
At Baylor, he is a member of the Endowed Scholarship Society, the Bear Foundation, 1845 Society, Old Main Society, the Heritage Club, and the Baylor Law Alumni Association. He is a member of the Board of Advocates for the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, as well as a member of the Robbins Institute Advisory Council in the Hankamer School of Business. He and his wife, Mary Jo, received the James Huckins, Pat Neff, and Presidents Medallions in 2003. They were inducted into the Judge R.E.B. Baylor Society in 2008.
Mr. Robbins is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Baylor College of Medicine. He serves on the Board of Trustees for several foundations in the United States, Canada, and India. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the New York State Bar Association, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, as well as several U.S. Federal District Courts and Federal Court of Appeals.
Mr. and Mrs. Robbins are members of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and have three children and two grandchildren.