Wynn Rosser joined the Lufkin, Texas-based T.L.L. Temple Foundation as president and CEO on September 1, 2016. He previously served almost 10 years as the chief executive of the Greater Texas Foundation. Prior to Greater Texas Foundation, Rosser worked 14 years at Texas A&M University in faculty, staff, and senior administrative roles. He is known for his commitment to cross-sector partnerships and to improving life outcomes–especially for low income and rural residents–and for his regional approach to grantmaking and philanthropic leadership. Rosser is past chair of the Grantmakers for Education Board of Directors and is an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum. An advocate for Texas public education, Rosser is chair of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC). He is a lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Rosser earned an associate degree from Kilgore College and baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University. The Rossers live outside the city limits and are from multigenerational rural Texas families. Wynn and, his wife Manda are raising three children on a small farm with more than 50 animals from a variety of species.