Joel Stone ’88
B.S.T. Industrial Technology
Joel Stone is the chairman and CEO of SpawGlass, a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor. He joined the company the same year he graduated from Texas State. He has been directly involved with the construction of six buildings at Texas State, including the new home of the Ingram School of Engineering, and has worked on all seven campuses of the Texas State University System. Stone has remained engaged with the construction science and management (CSM) program as he continued to further his education, including completing the advanced management programs at Harvard University, the Columbia Business School, and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the CSM Industrial Advisory Board, the Austin Chamber Education and Talent Development Council, City of Austin Small and Minority Business Council, the Texas State Technical College Foundation, the Construction Owners Association of America, and the Urban Land Institute. Stone has been a guest speaker for university classes and is a charter member of the SpawGlass endowed scholarship at Texas State. In 2014, Stone and his family traveled to Haiti on a mission trip to rebuild houses. During this trip, he also used his skills to teach parts of the construction trade to young Haitians.