Mike and Jan McCall

Mike and Jan McCall

As a loyal alumnus and member of Missouri S&T’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy, Mining Engineering Development Board and Energy Advisory Council. Mike McCall (MinE’80) has invested in the future of the university for many years. Through his distinguished career as a senior executive in the mining, energy and utilities sector, he has also served as an ambassador for Missouri S&T, raising the university’s profile, strengthening the industry partnerships that encourage research and technology transfer, and hiring S&T interns and graduates.

McCall graduated from Missouri S&T in 1980 and joined Texas Utilities Generating Company as a mining engineer. Over a 29-year career with Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings Corporation (formerly TXU Corporation), he held many executive leadership positions, including president of TXU Gas, a gas distribution and pipeline subsidiary; chairman and CEO of Luminant Energy, a wholesale marketing and trading unit; and COO of Luminant, a power generation company with nuclear, gas and coal power plants, as well as, mining operations that supplied the coal plants.

McCall was appointed to serve on the National Coal Council. He also served on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, National Mining Association, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, American Gas Association and numerous Texas-based organizations. He continues to serve on the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute Advisory Council and the Texas Junior Golf Tour Board of Directors.

In 2009, he founded McCall Energy Consulting, a company that provides energy strategy and management consulting services. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Managers of FWT, LLC a privately held company that manufactures large electric transmission towers.

McCall and his wife, Jan, are generous supporters of the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy, Mining Development Endowment, Mining Engineering Development Fund and Alumni Annual Fund. They live in the Dallas metropolitan area and have one son, Jake.

With this scholarship endowment, the McCalls have chosen to deepen their legacy by establishing a permanent source of support for the mining and energy industry leaders of the future. In keeping with their wishes, the Mike and Jan McCall Endowed Scholarship in Mining Engineering will provide aspiring engineers for generations to come with the opportunity to study at Missouri S&T.