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Gov. Perry Appoints Deason and Whiteker to Texas Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments

Friday, October 02, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Switzer Deason of College Station and Mary Ann Whiteker of Lufkin to the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments, pursuant to House Bill 3646 of the 81st Legislature, for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The committee will conduct public hearings to create a comprehensive review of weights, allotments and adjustments under the public school finance system to assist the state in identifying and reaching the goals and objectives set for Texas public education.

Deason is president of Crux Financial Services Inc. He is a board member of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #10 (Traditions) for the City of Bryan and NexBank of Dallas, and past president of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce. He is also past chair of the A&M/Bryan-College Station Community, past vice chair of the Texas A&M Worldwide Chancellor Century Council, and a member of the Catholic Diocese of Austin Diocesan Finance Council. Deason received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Whiteker is superintendent of the Hudson Independent School District. She is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Boards, Texas Association of Community Schools Executive Board, and Texas Association of Suburban and Urban Schools. She is also a member and past president of the Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools, a member of the Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s Cabinet, Angelina Chamber of Commerce and Coalition for Better Communities Executive Board. Whiteker received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in education, and completed both the Administrator Certification Program and the Superintendent Certification Program from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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