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Gov. Perry Appoints Givens to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Reappoints Carr to commission
Wednesday, May 09, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Lynwood Givens of Plano and reappointed Sharon Carr of Katy to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for terms to expire Sept. 28, 2017. The commission provides informational, library, archival and records management services to government agencies and individuals.

Givens is a retired chief technology officer from the Raytheon Company, a consultant and investment analyst, and a published author. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Gideons International, and the Midwestern State University Board of Regents, and is a past member of the University of Texas at Dallas Research Advisory Board. Givens received a bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University, and a master's degree and Doctorate of Physics from the University of Texas.

Carr is a retired librarian and administrator for El Paso Independent School District. She is a life member of the Texas Library Association and the Texas Parent Teacher Association, and is a past member and past president of the Texas Association of School Library Administrators. She is a past president and past board member of the Border Regional Library Association, and past president of the El Paso Area Libraries and the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences Board of Advisors. She is also a member of El Paso Junior League and a past board member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Carr received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Texas, and completed her Mid-Management Certification in educational leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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