Governor Abbott Appoints Anwar To Higher Education Coordinating Board

April 28, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed S. Javaid Anwar of Midland to Texas’ Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire on August 31, 2015. Mr. Anwar will replace Jacob Monty.

S. Javaid Anwar is the owner and President of Midland Energy, Inc., Petroplex Energy, Inc., and Western T. Corporation.

Anwar was born in Karachi, Pakistan and upon completing his high school education, he immigrated to the United States where he attended the University of Wyoming and received his degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Upon graduation, Anwar began a career in oil and gas in Texas that has continued for nearly forty years and led to his foundation and ownership of several oil and gas exploration companies and related entities.

In 2011, he received the Outstanding Businessman and Entrepreneur Award from the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA.  In 2012, he received the Man of the Year award from Safeer-A-Pakistan.  In 2014, President George W. Bush presented Anwar the Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Permian Basin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In that same year, then Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst presented him the Businessman of the Year award from the South Asian Chamber of Commerce in Houston. In 2014, he also received humanitarian awards from the Pakistan Citizens Foundation and the Human Development Foundation. This year, he received the Golden Hammer Award by Midland Habitat for Humanity.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.