Bio -
Richard Knight Jr

The Honorable Richard Knight, Jr. (Dallas, Texas)


Regent Richard Knight, Jr. is the owner and managing partner of Pegasus Texas Holdings LLC, a company with three entities that provide support services to the construction industry. He is also the owner of a residential solid waste collection company, Knight Waste Services.


Knight is an accomplished businessman with forty years of experience in domestic and international business, in financial management, strategic leadership and client satisfaction.


He has held the position of City Manager for Dallas, Texas; Gainesville, Florida; Carrboro, North Carolina; Durham, North Carolina and with Caltecx Petroleum in the US and Singapore. Moreover, he had provided oversight and management of major projects such as the Dallas Independent School District 2002 bond program, which included over $500 million in construction of school facilities; the DFW Airport $700 million Capital Development Program; and the Children’s Medical Center $36 million tower project.


As an active volunteer in his community, Knight has served on the Board of numerous organizations including, the Salvation Army, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce and Good Will Industries. His honors include the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver and the Whitney M. Young Service Award.


Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Economics from Ft. Valley State University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina. He also completed political science studies at Yale University.


Term: December 6, 2007 – February 1, 2011
Reappointment: March 7, 2011 - February 1, 2017