By Daniel Johnson, Sports Editor
Former Texas State Representative Dr. Bob Hunter has one more title to add to his resume.
Hunter took his eighth job at the university in his 51 years at ACU after being appointed as special assistant to Dr. Royce Money, president of the university.
“He’s just ideally suited for the position,” Money said.
Hunter took the job after finishing his final term as state representative for the 71st District. Hunter served for 20 years as the 71st District’s representative and gave up his seat by not running for re-election in 2006.
“President Royce Money asked me to become an adviser and helper to him,” Hunter said. “I was happy to do so because of my love for the ACU community.”
Hunter’s main responsibility will be to help Money with special projects, the first of which is to serve as campaign chair for the United Way of Abilene 2007 campaign.
Hunter is responsible for helping the United Way of Abilene raise $2 million by the end of the year. Hunter said his contacts throughout the city will help him raise the funds for the non-profit organization.
“Everybody pitches in to help, from ACU to Dyess,” Hunter said.
Although Hunter has worked with United Way since he first came to Abilene in 1956, 2007 will be his first year to be chairman of the campaign.
In addition to his 20 years in the state capitol, Hunter is a 1952 graduate of ACU and has held numerous positions at the university.
Hunter was director of special events from 1956-57; director of Alumni Relations from 1957-61; assistant to the president from 1961-69; vice president for public relations and development from 1969-74; ACU graduate school of business lecturer from 1974-1985; senior vice president of the university from 1985-92 and senior vice president emeritus from 1992 to the present.
Hunter is best known on campus for starting Sing Song and Freshman Follies during his time as the director of special events in 1956.
“He’s Mr. ACU,” Money said.