Charles Garrett is the husband of SHSU Distinguished Alum, Eleanor Garrett.
Charles is a 1959 electrical engineering graduate of Lamar University, was honored as a distinguished alumnus of Lamar in 2003, and awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 2011.
In 2010, the TSUS Board of Regents approved renaming the 34-year old Teacher Education Center in honor of Eleanor and Charles Garrett in recognition of her lifelong support of elementary, secondary, and higher education and their noteworthy gift to the university’s share the vision capital campaign.
In 2012 Lamar University in Beaumont announced the naming of the Charles and Eleanor Garrett Engineering Center in recognition of a major gift from the Garretts that will establish the Garrett Scholars for students, the Garrett Engineering Faculty Enhancement Fund, and the Charles and Eleanor Garrett Chair in Engineering.
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