Board of Trustees
H. Blake Stanford '81Austin
Blake Stanford is the founder, president, and board chairman of Southwest Human Development Services, Inc., a nonprofit agency that provides nutritious food to over 1,400 Texas family day-care facilities through the U.S.D.A. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). A longtime supporter of CACFP, Mr. Stanford currently is the president of the National CACFP Sponsors Association, a national association of CACFP sponsors. Previously, he served as president of the Texas CACFP Sponsor Association and as founder of the Southwest Region CACFP Sponsors’ Association. Mr. Stanford has also served as chairman for international programs and as a director of the North Austin Rotary Club, as president of the Highland Park Elementary PTA, and as a board member of the Highland Park West Balcones Neighborhood Association.
Blake graduated from Southwestern in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in social sciences, political science, and economics and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. At Southwestern, he was a member of Kappa Sigma and currently serves as the president and chairman of the chapter’s alumni association. From 1982 to 1984 he studied at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Stanford served as President of the Association of Southwestern University Alumni from 2012 to 2014.