Jon L. Hagler

The Hagler Auditorium was named after Jon L. Hagler. His personal motto is “Live a purposeful life.”

Following his 1958 graduation from Texas A&M University, Mr. Hagler furthered his training in the Aggie Corps of Cadets through his service in the U.S. Army. Since acquiring his MBA from Harvard University in 1963, he has had a successful career as an investment manager, including the Ford Foundation and the World Bank. His professional experience renders him a valued resource for the philanthropies for which he serves, including the Hagler Foundation.

Mr. Hagler has dedicated himself to educational causes at his alma maters. A loyal Aggie, he has served on the boards of the Texas A&M Foundation and the Association of Former Students and was named a Distinguished Alumnus.

Mr. Hagler recognizes that society’s success as a whole is “inextricably tied” to the effectiveness of its public education system. Moreover, he cites academia’s responsibility “to build minds, to build a responsible citizenry, and to build community” as its fundamental duty.