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Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board effective Sept. 1, 2011. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve higher education in Texas.

Robert "Bobby" Jenkins Jr. of Austin is president of ABC Home and Commercial Services. He is chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Caritas of Austin, Austin American Heart Association Heart Walk, and Austin Independent School District Bond Oversight Committee. He is a member of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture Development Council, and past president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Texas, National Pest Management Association, and Texas Pest Control Association. He is also past chair of the Austin Alzheimer's Association and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. Jenkins received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. He is appointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017.

Munir Lalani of Wichita Falls is president and CEO of Lalani Lodging. He is a board member of the Bank of Commerce in Oklahoma, Commerce Bancorp, and Wichita Falls Young Life. He is a past board member of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan YMCA and the Priddy Foundation Board of Trustees, past chair of the Midwestern State University Board of Regents, and an advisory board member of the Munir Abdul Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He is also a past president of the North Texas Restaurant Association, and a past board member of the Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry, Wichita Appraisal District Board and North Texas Rehabilitation Center. Lalani received a bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University. He is appointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015.

James H. Lee of Houston is president of JHL Capital Holdings. He is a member and investment adviser representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, founder and past president of Electronic Traders Association, past chair of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and a past trustee of the Texas Growth Fund. He is also a past member of Tech-Net, the Finance Commission of Texas, 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee, and Texas Advisory Council on the Digital Economy. Lee received a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, and executive certification from the London Business School Hedge Fund Centre. He is being reappointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2013.

Janelle Shepard of Weatherford is a registered nurse, board certified case manager and director of medical management at the Texas Health Resources Fort Worth Hospital. She is a member of the American Case Management Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center, and a life member of the Weatherford Independent School District Parent Teacher Association. She is also a past member and past board secretary of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, and a past member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society. Shepard received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is appointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017.

David Teuscher of Beaumont is an orthopedic surgeon and partner at the Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute, and a team orthopedist for Lamar University's men and women's NCAA teams. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a board member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopedic Association, TEXPAC, Jefferson County Medical Society, and Western Orthopedic Association. He is also a delegate of the American Medical Association and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, past board member of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, and past vice-chairman of the Texas Youth Commission. Teuscher served in the U.S. Army. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is appointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017.

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