Investment Reports and Policies


Investment Disclosure
The following investment information for Sul Ross State University is for the purpose of compliance with the State Auditor's Office reporting requirements contained on the Texas State University System's consolidated disclosure fund found at The information presented here is informational only and should not be relied upon to provide direction for individuals' or other institution's investment needs.
For inquiries contact:
Christopher Clifford, MBA,CASP
Vice President for Budget & Finance
P.O. Box C-118
Alpine, Texas 79832
Phone: (432) 837-8076
Fax: (432) 837-8095
SRSU Investment Policies
Texas State University System

Investment Disclosure Requirements

Investment Advisors

All Investment Advisors must be approved by the TSUS prior to conducting business with Sul Ross State University. For information on becoming an Approved Investment Advisor, call the TSUS Vice Chancellor for Finance at (512) 463-1808 or access the web site at All Investment Advisors must obtain approval prior to the investment of university funds. Sul Ross State University currently employs an investment advisor and outside investment managers for the University Endowment.  The managers have authority to make investment decisions within their asset class, and according to TSIUS Investment policy guidelines, without obtaining prior approval.   Names of the advisor and manager firms are as follows:

Investment Consultant:

Funds Investment Group
David D. Center, CFA
Senior Vice President
Fund Evaluation Group
Main (513)-977-4400
Direct (513)-827-3185
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc          Quantum Capital Management       Tortoise  Capital Advisors
4030 Smith Road-Suite 100         311 California Street, Suite 510      11550 Ash Street, Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH  45202                San Francisco, CA  94104              Leawood, KS  66211

Endowment Funds -- Separately Managed Accounts:

For information on either of these support organizations, please contact Christopher Clifford, Vice President for Budget & Finance at 432-837-8076 or
      Sul Ross State University Friends of the Center for Big Bend Studies: The purpose of the organization is to support the mission and the programs of the Center for Big Bend Studies. The Center for Big Bend Studies fosters interdisciplinary scholarship of the diverse prehistoric, historic and modern cultures of the borderlands region of the United States and Mexico, with emphasis on the area encompassed by Trans-Pecos Texas and north-central Mexico. The center is committed to the recovery, protection and sharing of this region's rich cultural legacy through dynamic programs involving research, education, public outreach and publication. Assets of the Foundation at 8/31/2018 totaled 274,154.00. President of the Board is Mr. Travis Roberts Jr. and can be reached at 432-837-8179 or by mail at C-71, Alpine, Texas, 79832.
      Sul Ross State University Support Organization: The purpose of the organization is to support the mission and the programs of Sul Ross State University. Assets of the Foundation at 8/31/2018 totaled $3,088,122.14.  President of the Board is Mr. Pete Peterson and can be reached at 432-837-8000 or by mail at Box C-100, Alpine, Texas, 79832.

Soft Dollar Arrangements

The university does not use soft dollar, directed brokerage or directed commission, commission recapture, or similar arrangements.