The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents held a specially called meeting Monday to honor two donors by naming SFA's math building as the Roy E. and Linda Bush Mathematical Sciences Building.

According to Jill Still, vice president for university advancement, Roy and Linda Bush have generously supported SFA and have demonstrated the value they placed on higher education and the university.

A native of Childress, Texas, Roy earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from SFA in 1957 and put to use the knowledge and skills he cultivated at the university while serving in the U.S. Navy and throughout his career. He married Linda Stone, a Houston native and an accountant, in January 1965.

Roy enjoyed a 25-year career with Conoco, managing drilling operations in Louisiana and Italy and eventually serving as vice president of Conoco Egypt. Linda began her career in the oil and gas industry and transitioned into the real estate field in New Orleans, Houston and Austin.

"After Roy's death on August 13, 2018, Linda honored her husband's legacy with a gift to SFA," Still said. "The contributions Mr. and Mrs. Bush have made to SFA will not be forgotten."

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the renaming of the building will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 29 in conjunction with the quarterly meeting of the Board of Regents.

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