John Stuart ’58
John Stuart ’58 Encourages Alumni to be
Active Participants in the Success of DTD
The University of Texas has held a special place in the heart of John Stuart ’58 for many years, particularly because of his unparalleled experience in Delta Tau Delta. “One of the most memorable journeys in my life began more than 60 years ago, when I chose to become a part of Gamma Iota. I joined the chapter because I felt that I was very much at home with the membership, many of whom I knew from the moment I pledged,” John says.
Gamma Iota has been, and continues to be, known for its commitment to the highest standards and ranking among the top tier of fraternities at UT, which is something John takes great pride in. He says, “During my time in the chapter, Gamma Iota was the best of the best in every endeavor and made me want to excel at anything I set my mind to. In addition, I always enjoyed the fellowship with my brothers, whether it was during meals, working on projects, or participating in intramurals. We were always working for each other and for the pride of Gamma Iota.”
Success is something that Gamma Iota has helped John attain both as an undergraduate and as an alumnus, and he hopes the chapter’s commitment to excellence continues for future generations of DTD brothers. “The ongoing support from alumni is what helps keep Gamma Iota in the greatest shape possible, and allows our chapter to continue recruiting the best men UT has to offer,” John says. “Our undergraduate brothers need our support, and one of the easiest ways to make a difference is by giving back to Gamma Iota, whether it’s through finances or volunteering for the chapter. I am a proud supporter of Delta Tau Delta and I hope to inspire others to give back any way they can.”
John has played a pivotal role in maintaining Delta Tau Delta’s polished appearance on campus over the years. In the 1990s, he served as chairman of Gamma Iota’s capital campaign to update the Shelter, which helped him stay in contact with a number of his brothers from the ’50s. It is the hard work and dedication from alumni like John that will help Gamma Iota flourish and continue to stand among the most respected facilities at UT.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting allowed John to pursue a rewarding 50-year career in commercial banking, and he now serves as a financial consultant to various clients. Originally, he started in banking in Dallas as a management trainee with Republic National Bank.
John and his wife, Barbara, stay involved with UT through the Texas Exes, Texas Cowboys, and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. They are also season ticket holders for sporting events at the University. Their extended involvement allows them to keep in touch with friends throughout the Longhorn nation and have the honor to continue working for UT. John and Barbara also have two children and four grandchildren, and live in Dallas. You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.