Traylor named Honorary Alumnus

Travis Traylor of
Houston, Texas, was named an honorary alumnus during William Woods University’s
Alumni Weekend. Honorary alumni are selected for their distinguished personal
achievement, outstanding community service and dedication to William Woods
University.

A
member of the WWU board of trustees for 25 years, Traylor has been an honorary
trustee since 1988. He was also awarded the WWU President’s Medal in 2009 and
is a lifetime member of the President’s Club Giving Society.
 
In 1947, Traylor joined
the American General Investment Corporation. 
In 1952, he founded Union Mortgage and served as president until the
company merged with First Mortgage Company of Texas, Inc. in 1964.
 
Traylor has an
impressive record of founding Clear Lake Savings Association, founder and
chairman of the Board of Parkway National Bank, past president of Houston and
Texas Mortgage Bankers Association of America and much more.
 
He has held numerous
leadership positions in the Boys Scouts of America and has received the Eagle
Award, Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope and Silver Buffalo awards from the
organization.
 
Traylor attended
Westminster College for three years before enlisting in the Navy. One of his
daughters, Susan, was a student at William Woods in the 1970s.