Kevin Land ’80

Kevin came to Southwest Texas State in 1975. There were approximately 15,000 students at the time. It was a big change from Lyford, TX, where he grew up. Going from a town of 1,554 to a university of 15,000 was a huge transformation. Dorm life for two years was certainly an experience!

At the onset, Kevin had no intention of joining a fraternity. However, in 1977 attitudes changed. Kevin pledged in the Spring of 1977 as a member of the Psi pledge class of Pi Kappa Alpha, Zeta Theta. Kevin made not only brothers in the fraternity, but many close friends. Kevin graduated with a degree in Agriculture Education in 1980.

Brother Land went to work for Halliburton Services right out of school. After discovering the oil field was not for him, he left and went to work for Taft ISD as a high school teacher. He left teaching and then went to work at Wolfe Nursery as a store manager in Houston. In his last year at Wolfe Nursery, his store had the second highest net profit in the company. Kevin then went to work for Greenleaf Nursery, a wholesale plant grower in El Campo, as a supervisor. Kevin then decided to re-enter the teaching field and taught at Wharton ISD, Wimberley ISD, and Hays ISD, where he retired from in 2014 and moved to Tennessee.

In returning to the Central Texas area, Kevin began becoming more active in fraternity and university affairs. He served on the Pi Kappa Alpha Housing Corporation from 2009-2012. He also served on the Texas State Alumni Association Board of Directors for three years.

Because of his involvement with Pikes, and specifically with Zeta Theta, the trusted brotherhood and friendships have lasted a lifetime.