Glenn Biggs was known for his involvement in economic development and service in the community. Born on June 10, 1932, in Eola, a ranching community near San Angelo, Edward Glenn Biggs spearheaded projects that brought countless opportunities to the Alamo City and Texas.
He facilitated the sale of the Guadalupe Mountain Ranch that later became known as Guadalupe Mountain National Park, served as the Administrative Assistant to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Ben Barnes and served as Chairman and major shareholder of First National Bank of San Antonio that eventually became Bank of America.
Glenn served on numerous boards including InterFirst Corp., Valero Energy, Diamond Shamrock R&M, National Western Life Insurance, Zachry Company, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to name a few. He was on the advisory boards and a Trustee of Southwest Research Institute, University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now known as UT Health San Antonio, and Morningside Ministries.
As the first chairman of UT Health San Antonio board, Biggs raised funds provide students and faculty of the university the tools they needed to make lives better.
In his later years, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and although a prominent figure in the medical community, he struggled to find comprehensive care. This led Glenn Biggs to approach the President of UT Health San Antonio, Dr. William Henrich, and many others to address the community’s need of a comprehensive center for neurodegenerative disease research and care. His call to action and his passion to serve the needs of the community is why the founding institute was named Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases.