Rosalind “Roz” Redfern Grover ’59 Named Life Trustee

The Hockaday School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rosalind “Roz” Redfern Grover ’59 has been elected Life Trustee.
Rosalind has been a devoted member of the Hockaday community and has served Hockaday loyally, making significant contributions to the School as an alumna, grandparent, and Trustee.
Rosalind served as a Trustee of the School from 2014 through 2020. During her tenure on the Board, she served as Chair of the Development Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. In 2021, the Alumnae Association named Rosalind the recipient of the Hockaday Medal Award, the highest honor the Alumnae Association bestows upon its alumnae. Rosalind has consistently exemplified the Four Cornerstones in her various professional and philanthropic roles serving as a role model for our students, alumnae, and community members.
Rosalind’s commitment to philanthropy and her extensive service roles in the wider community are remarkable. Among many other civic endeavors, she has chaired multiple campaigns for Midland Memorial Hospital and has served on the Board of Governors for the Midland Memorial Foundation. Her work has resulted in her recognition with the Distinguished Citizen of Permian Basin Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of America, and the Hope Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in addition to awards from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. In addition, Rosalind was selected as a finalist in 2021 for the Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year.
Rosalind’s extraordinary leadership skills have been evident throughout her successful career in the male-dominated field of oil and gas, providing an exceedingly positive example for Hockaday girls. She has served as the CEO of Redfern & Grover Resources LLC and has been affiliated with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, and the Independent Petroleum Association.
Rosalind’s loyalty to Hockaday has been evident through the strategic guidance she provided as a Trustee and leader of the Development Committee and through her generous support of the Annual Fund, the Hockaday Parents’ Association Benefits, the Athletics and Wellness Project, the Entrance Project, the Ann Graves Child Development Center, and the Centennial Campaign, among other efforts. Her devotion and dedication to Hockaday are exceptional.
Rosalind has committed much of her life to service. She has a depth of wisdom and an extensive history with the School and with other non-profit institutions that the Board seeks in Life Trustees. Upon Rosalind’s appointment by the Board, Eugene McDermott Head of School Laura Leathers remarked, “I wholeheartedly welcome Rosalind’s steady guidance and wisdom; her counsel promises to be an invaluable asset to me, the School, and the entire Board.”
Rosalind and her late husband, Arden, have two granddaughters and one granddaughter-in-law who graduated from Hockaday: Landry Brooks Grover ’22, Rosalind “Rozzie” Taylor Killingstad ’10, and Mallory Harrison Killingstad ’05.
Rosalind joins fellow Life Trustees who are respected by the entire Hockaday community for their leadership, support, and commitment to The Hockaday School and the Four Cornerstones of Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics. Fellow Life Trustees include Linda Custard, Lyda Hill ’60, James M. Hoak, Jr., Natalie “Schatzie” Henderson Lee ’55, Janie Strauss McGarr ’72, Margot Perot, Ellen Higginbotham Rogers ’59, and Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’83. 
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.