Southwestern University Trustee
H. Blake Stanford ’81
Blake Stanford is the founder, president, and board chairman of Southwest Human Development Services, Inc., a nonprofit agency that provides nutritious food to over 1,000 Texas family day-care facilities through the U.S.D.A. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). A longtime operator of CACFP, Mr. Stanford served as president of the National CACFP Sponsors Association, a national association of CACFP sponsoring organizations. He is currently the president of the National Child Nutrition Foundation. 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. He is General Partner of CS Oil and Gas, Ltd, a Texas independent oil and gas production company and General Partner of CS Lazy C Ltd.
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. Blake served as President of the Association of Southwestern University Alumni from 2012 to 2014. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Shade Project, a national non-profit dedicated to skin caner prevention.