Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Thursday, August 20, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board effective Aug. 31, 2009 for terms to expire Aug. 31, 2015. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve Texas higher education.

Durga D. Agrawal of Houston is president and CEO of Piping Technology and Products Inc. Agrawal is a member of the University of Houston Industrial Engineering Advisory Board and Alumni Board, and the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Leadership Board. He is also a member of the board of advisors and past president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, board member of Friedman Industries Inc, a member of the India Cultural Community and Industry Trade Advisory Committee, and past president of India House Inc. Agrawal received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi in India, Delhi College of Engineering and a master’s and doctorate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston.

Dennis Golden of Carthage is an optometrist, board certified glaucoma specialist, and chief of staff at Golden Eye Associates. He is a member and past president of the Texas Optometric Association, and a member of the active medical staff at East Texas Medical Center in Carthage. He is also a member and past chairman of the board of trustees of Panola College and a past member of the University of Houston System Board of Regents. Golden received a bachelor’s degree and doctorate of optometry from the University of Houston.

Wallace Hall Jr. of Dallas is president of Wetland Partners LP. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Society of Wetland Scientists, National Mitigation Banking Association and Governor’s Business Council. He is also founder of the Trinity River Mitigation Bank and a member of the St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Hall received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

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