Ken Huddleston received his Bachelor’s Degree in petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.
He worked his way through Texas A&M as an oil field roustabout, roughneck and pumper. After graduation from Texas A&M in 1951 Huddleston served as an Air Force officer in Florida and Japan. Returning to the oil business after completing active duty, he worked his way through the industry becoming an executive for Pennzoil, then President and CEO of Proven Properties, Inc.
Huddleston cited the Corps of Cadets as the ultimate leadership training program. He was a strong advocate and donor for the Corps of Cadets Center and was instrumental in making the dream a reality. He was a charter member of the Corps Development Council and was serving as its Vice-Chairmen when he and his wife Bonnie, were killed in a plane crash in 1993. He was also the chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Corps Development Council and was responsible for substantially increasing the number of scholarships available to the Corps of Cadets.
Huddleston personally contributed 21 permanently endowed Sul Ross scholarships for cadets, plus several scholarships to the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M.