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UST Alumnus Greg Evans ’96 Honored as a Living Legend in Aviation

Actor and aviator John Travolta welcoming Greg Evans '96 to the Living Legends in Aviation Hall of FameUniversity of St. Thomas-Houston alumnus Charles Gregory (Greg) Evans ’96 has been inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation Hall of Fame. Hosting the Jan. 20 awards event in Beverly Hills was none other than aviator and actor John Travolta, who presented the award. Evans joins the ranks of other recognizable aviation legends such as Travolta, Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Clay Lacy, John and Martha King, Tom Cruise and Ed Bolen.

Humbled by the Honor

Induction into the Living Legends of Aviation Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions in aviation.

Evans reacted, saying, “What a humbling honor to kickstart an amazing 2023!”

He is chairman of the board for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and a vocal advocate for business aviation. Universal is a family business started by Evans’ late father in 1959. Today, the private aviation company headquartered in Houston, Texas, operates from offices worldwide, providing mission management logistics for the critical missions of business aviation operators.

Evans’ Connections to His Alma Mater

In his remarks, Evans thanked his family for their support, including his stepmother, Marjorie Evans, who served on the UST Board of Directors from 1999 to 2005.

“I am incredibly proud to be a UST alumnus,” he said. “At St. Thomas, I got an amazing education that has positively impacted my career and me personally.”

Evans has been an active alumnus and chaired UST’s corporate relations program when it initially launched.

More About Evans

Mr. Evans has been with Universal since 1978. Currently, he serves as a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Associate Member Advisory Council. He is also highly active in the community, supporting organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and donating the usage of Universal’s business jet to assist non-profit organizations, including the Corporate Angel Network, Impact a Hero and Operation Mend.