Trustee Philip J. Ritter


Philip J. Ritter

  • District #2
  • Chair, Board Finance Committee, August 2016 - Present
  • Date Elected: May 7, 2016
  • Term Expires: 2022


  • Current: Chief Operating Officer, Meadows Me​ntal Health Policy Institute
  • Former: Executive Vice President, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Former: Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments Inc.


  • B.A., Urban Studies (with Honors), University of Maryland, College Park
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
  • MPA, University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Civic/Professional Service

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Chairman of Development Board
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center, Board of Visitors
  • Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, Advisory Council Member
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation, Trustee
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Board of Directors
  • Dallas County Community College District, Bond Campaign Chair, secured voter approval of $450 million capital authorization
  • International Aviation Professional Community of Practice, Founding Chairman
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Board Member, Planning Committee Chair, Regional Transportation Council Member
  • The Dallas Foundation, Trustee; Chairman, Community Investment Committee; Chairman, Texas Resources for Iraq/Afghanistan Deployment
  • Texas Education Reform Caucus, Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Busi​ness Development Council, Board of Directors
  • Alliance for Higher Education, Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, Board and Executive Committee
  • Texas Association of Business, Executive Committee, State Affairs Chair
  • Dallas Symphony Association, Board of Governors and Executive Board
  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Advisory Board Chairman, Selection Committee for Dean of LBJ School

Contact Information

Board of Trustees
Dallas College
1601 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
fax: 214-378-1610