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Gov. Perry Appoints Duran and Juarez to Communities in Schools Advisory Committee

Wednesday, July 14, 2010  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Laura Duran of Austin and Diana Juarez of Laredo to the Communities in Schools Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Communities in Schools is a dropout prevention program that uses a case management model to help students improve academically and prepare them for future success in college and careers.

Duran is director of development at the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. She is a member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Young Hispanic Professional Austin Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is also a member of the Austin Community College Campus Advisory Committee, a volunteer for Caritas of Austin and an alumnus of the Leadership Austin Emerge program. Duran received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Juarez is director of staff development and interim director of elementary education for the Laredo Independent School District. She is a member of the Association of Professional Educators, and Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. She is also a past board member of the OneStar National Service Commission. Jaurez received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M International University in Laredo and a master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.


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