Congressman Randy Neugebauer delivers tribute to Royce Money and wife Pam

Posted April 20, 2010

NeugebauerU.S. Rep Randy Neugebauer dropped by chapel Monday, and he didn't come empty handed. The congressman and his wife were on hand to honor Royce and Pam Money for their distinguished service to the university over the past two decades. Neugebauer read a proclamation, which also has been inserted into the Congressional Record.

Madame Speaker, I want to recognize Dr. Royce Money for his dedication to Abilene Christian University and, in particular, for his 19 years of service as the University's President. As Dr. Money transitions to the role of Chancellor, I join with the ACU community in thanking him for all he has done for the University.

Dr. Money obtained both his Bachelor's and Master of Divinity degrees from Abilene Christian University, and he holds a Ph.D in Religion from Baylor University. He continued his education later at the University of Nebraska where he received an additional Master's degree in Human Development and the Family.

Dr. Money and his wife of 45 years, Pam, have both been an integral part of ACU and the Abilene community. Pam Money is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Biblical Studies at ACU. They have two daughters, Alison and Jennifer, and are proud grandparents of David, Elizabeth, Andrew, Jonathan, and Caleb. Their favorite hobbies include anything that involves their children and grandchildren.

Dr. Money is a current board member and past Chairman of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas and a past Chairman of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He was named Abilene's "Citizen of the Year" for 2007 by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Royce Money was appointed President of Abilene Christian University June 1, 1991, after serving as an associate professor, department chairman, vice president and provost. Upon his retirement, he will take over the role of Chancellor of the University where he will continue to be a strong leader and advocate for ACU. Both Royce and Pam's continued service to the University is greatly appreciated and highly recognized by the city of Abilene and the students, faculty and staff of ACU.

I want to again commend Dr. Money for his service as the President of ACU, and I look forward to his continued leadership as Chancellor.