Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Reappoints Couder and Resneder to State Independent Living Council

Tuesday, December 18, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Richard Couder of El Paso and Randell Resneder of Lubbock to the State Independent Living Council for terms to expire Oct. 24, 2015. The council leads, promotes and advances an independent living philosophy and advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Couder is a Career Transition Specialist for the Chapin High School Special Education Department in the El Paso Independent School District. He is president of the St. Pius Catholic Church Special Needs Group and past president of El Paso's Assistance for Special Kids. Couder received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and teacher certification from the Alternative-South Texas Educator Program.

Resneder is founder and executive director of Texas Disability Awareness Programs. He is a past member of the Texas Council for Exceptional Children Nominating Committee. Resneder received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree in instructional technology and interdisciplinary studies from Texas Tech University, and has been accepted to the doctoral program in educational computing at the University of North Texas.


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