Philip W. Boyko ’77, in-house general counsel for SelecTransportation Resources, L.L.C., believes in giving back to his law school alma mater. In fact, he’s been consistently contributing to the South Texas Fund for the past four decades.
“Because of the faculty’s belief in me and willingness to accept me as an incoming law student in January 1975, I have always been eternally grateful for the opportunity given to me,” Boyko said. “I knew I had it in me; apparently, some other law schools didn’t, but South Texas never wavered in its support.”
After operating his own law firm for nearly 40 years, Boyko was approached by an old friend and colleague, Roger Poser, who was then general counsel for SelecTransportation but was planning to retire. Because of their long relationship, Poser was familiar with Boyko’s diligent work ethic, his business and transactional skills, and his treatment of SelecTransportation employees that Poser had referred to Boyko. Poser recommended Boyko for the position, and Boyko joined SelecTransportation, a Texas-based commercial truck dealership, as its general counsel in fall 2019.
Boyko volunteered for several years at South Texas Law as a judge or witness for mock trial competitions. He also served as a director for the Houston Bar Association’s Commercial and Consumer Law Section.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from The Ohio State University.
“We are grateful to Philip and to all the generous donors who faithfully support South Texas Law,” said Darcy Douglas, vice president of advancement and alumni engagement for the law school. “Their gifts make a real difference.”
To contribute to the South Texas Fund, go to my.stcl.edu/STF.