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Gov. Perry Appoints Mendoza and Hinton To Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Monday, January 23, 2006  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Elaine Mendoza of San Antonio and Joe Bob Hinton of Crawford to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms to expire August 31, 2011. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve Texas higher education. Mendoza is president and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. She was the 2004 and 2005 chair of the board for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mendoza serves on the board of directors of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care and on the Texas Research and Technology Foundation Board. She is currently serving on a statewide taskforce, Access to Healthcare in Texas. Mendoza received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University. Hinton is the retired president and CEO of Mobil Oil Corporation Europe in London. He spent more than 40 years with Mobil Oil Corporation, serving in such positions as vice president of U.S. Marketing and Refining in New York, and executive vice president for Montgomery Ward, Inc., a Chicago-based wholly owned subsidiary of Mobil Corporation. He is currently a director of the Texas Ranger Museum and a member of the Baylor University Steering Committee for the George W. Bush Library project. He was also a director of the Brazos River Authority for six years and he served as chairman of the Brazos River Authority’s 21-member board for four of those years. For eleven years, Hinton served as chairman of the board for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation. Hinton received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he was recognized in 1988 as a distinguished alumnus. These appointments are subject to senate confirmation.

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