Bobbie and Coulter R. Sublett Centennial Professorship
Bobbie Rainey Sublett and Coulter R. Sublett both attended the business school at The University of Texas at Austin during the early 1930s. Coulter graduated in 1933, but Bobbie had to drop out during the Depression after her junior year in 1932.
Coulter started working for Eli Lilly & Co. in 1935 and retired 39 years later. He served in World War II for five years, the last year of which he was head of forward ordinance for General Patton, with 17,000 men reporting to Coulter, then just 33. In 1946, Coulter returned to his same territory in Tyler, which Eli Lilly had held for him. He retired from the Army as a brigadier general, after continuing to serve as a reserve officer until age 60, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics at the Pentagon.
Mrs. Bobbie Rainey Sublett
Mr. Coulter R. Sublett
The Subletts loved The University of Texas, and when the Centennial Professorships were proposed in 1983 to improve the quality of UT’s faculty, they responded with several gifts, including this one to the McCombs School of Business.
Loyal throughout their lives, they wanted to ensure that the quality of The University would continue to grow. UT Austin changed their lives, and they wanted it to continue to change the lives of others.