Former Callier Foundation Board President Mike Lockerd Dies

Robert M. "Mike" Lockerd Sr.

Robert M. “Mike” Lockerd Sr.

Robert M. “Mike” Lockerd Sr., a longtime supporter of UT Dallas and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, died March 8 at the age of 78.

Lockerd was instrumental in establishing UT Dallas as a four-year degree institution. He also served as past president and emeritus trustee of the Foundation for the Callier Center Board and was a member of the UT Dallas Development Board.

Lockerd worked at Texas Instruments for 32 years, where his team developed projects such as the first Mariner Mars flyby vehicle and the world’s first digital GPS receiver.

A memorial service for Lockerd will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Church of the Transfiguration and the Callier Center for Communications Disorders.

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