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 14,000 pre-school and school aged children in 900 sponsored Texas family day-care facilities through the USDA 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 a current board member of that organization. He also currently is the president of the National Child Nutrition Foundation and serves as vice president of the Texas CACFP Sponsor Association.
His other community service has included serving as chairman for international programs and as a director of the North Austin Rotary Club, President of the Highland Park Elementary PTA, board member of the Highland Park West Balcones Neighborhood Association and board member of the Shade Project, a local non-profit dedicated to skin cancer prevention.
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, majoring in political science and economics, and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. 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. At Southwestern, Blake was a member of Kappa Sigma and currently serves as the president and chairman of the chapter’s alumni association.