R. Sam Torn ’70
Sam Torn received his BBA from Texas A&M in 1970, his MBA from the University of Texas in 1973 and his Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, from the South Texas College of Law in 1977. For the past 31 years, Sam and his wife, Susan, have owned and operated Incomparable Camp Ozark, one of the largest residential summer camps in the nation. In addition, Sam is the Executive Director of Camp War Eagle, a not-for-profit, year-round youth development organization for underserved children, developed in cooperation with the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas, as well as the Executive Director of Camp Red Cloud, a not-for-profit summer camp located in Lake City, Colorado. Additionally, Sam is the Chairman of the Camp Ozark Foundation and Ozone Ministries, which provides year-round support for youth in eight cities across the southern United States. He is the founding director of Ozark for All, a summer camp experience for inner-city children, and has served on the Board of Directors of GAP Ministries, which provides community development services to the indigent population of southwestern Mexico. Sam is also a featured speaker for a national teen abstinence program.
While at Texas A&M, Sam served as Head Yell Leader, was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a varsity baseball squadsman. Sam served as Chairman of the Major Gifts Committee, coordinated the redevelopment of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, is currently serving as Chair of the university-wide Kyle Field Redevelopment Committee, as well as chairing the 125 Million Dollar Campaign for Kyle Field. Sam is also an active member of the Athletic Ambassadors and the Houston Champions Council. He formerly served as President of the Southwest Houston A&M Club, area representative for the Association of Former Students, Class Agent for the class of '70, President of the Association of Former Yell Leaders, and is an active member of the Lettermen’s Association. In 2013, Sam was inducted into the Texas A&M Letterman’s Association Hall of Honor for his efforts on behalf of Texas A&M athletes, and in 2015, will be inducted into the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor.
Sam and Susan have three children: Scott '95 married to Secily '95; Chris '97 married to Ceci '98; and Angela '02, married to Stephan Shaw '02, as well as ten grandchildren. Both Scott and Chris served as Head Yell Leaders.