Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas*

9 Members - 6 Years; 1 Student Representative serves 1 Year

General Information

Agency #: 781 1200 E. Anderson LaneP.O. Box 12788Austin 78711-2788

Members

Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Fred Farias III, O.D. McAllen, 08-31-2025
Vice Chair Donna N. Williams Arlington, 08-31-2023
Secretary Ricky A. Raven Sugar Land, 08-31-2021
Board Member(s) S. Javaid Anwar Midland, 08-31-2021
Cody Campbell Fort Worth, 08-31-2023
Emma Schwartz El Paso, 08-31-2025
Stuart W. Stedman Houston, 08-31-2021
Sam Torn Houston, 08-31-2025
Welcome W. Wilson, Jr. Houston, 08-31-2023
Student Representative Matthew Smith Copperas Cove, 05-31-2022

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller, Ph.D. (512) 427-6101 / (512) 427-6127
General Counsel William Franz (512) 427-6143 / (512) 427-6127
Director, Internal Audit Mark Poehl (512) 427-6161 / (512) 427-6127

Academic Planning and Policy

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Deputy Commissioner & CAO David Gardner (512) 427-6155

Academic Quality and Research

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant Commissioner Andrew Lofters, Ph.D. (512) 427-6520

College Readiness and Success

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant Commissioner Jerel Booker (512) 427-6247

Strategic Planning and Funding

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant Commissioner Julie Eklund (512) 427-6533

Agency Operations and Communications

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Deputy Commissioner/COO Position Vacant (512) 427-6205

External Relations

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director John Wyatt (512) 427-6586

Financial Services/CFO

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant Commissioner/CFO Ken Martin (512) 427-6173 / (512) 427-6169

Human Resources

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Glenn Tramel (512) 427-6193

Information Solutions and Services

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant Commissioner/CIO Zhenzhen Sun (512) 427-6259 / (512) 427-6447

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2025.