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For your convenience, the divisions and their lead support staff are listed below. You can use the staff look-up feature to search for any Coordinating Board staff member.

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Commissioner's Office
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
Dr. Raymund Paredes Commissioner of Higher Education (512) 427-6101
Sharon Jahsman Executive Assistant (512) 427-6104

Internal Audit & Compliance
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
Mark Poehl Director, Internal Audit (512) 427-6161

General Counsel's Office
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
William Franz General Counsel (512) 427-6143

Academic Planning and Policy
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
Dr. David Gardner Deputy Commissioner / Chief Academic Officer (512) 427-6155
Dr. Mary Smith Assistant Deputy Commissioner (512) 427-6213
Mary Mitchell Executive Assistant (512) 427-6566
Heather Marsh Senior Director, Development (512) 427-6233

Innovation and Policy Development
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
Ginger Gossman Senior Director (512) 427-6452

Academic Quality and Workforce
Fax: (512) 427-6168    (View All Staff)
Dr. Rex Peebles Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6520
(Vacant) Administrative Support

Academic Quality
Fax: (512) 427-6168    (View All Staff)
Dr. Stacey Silverman Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6206
Dr. James Goeman Asst. Director, Graduate and Professional Studies (512) 427-6249
Jodie Lopez Administrative Support (512) 427-6224
Dr. Reinold Cornelius Asst. Director, Undergraduate Studies (512) 427-6156
Christina Kelley Administrative Support (512) 427-6431

Workforce
Fax: (512) 427-6168    (View All Staff)
Dr. Garry Tomerlin Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6226
(Vacant) Asst. Director, Workforce Quality
Amanda LaFuente Administrative Support (512) 427-6437
Amy Zandy Administrative Support (512) 427-6373
Vanessa Malo Senior Program Director, Teacher Quality Grants (512) 427-6267

Strategic Planning and Funding
Fax: (512) 427-6147    (View All Staff)
Julie Eklund Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6533
B. J. Bishop Administrative Support (512) 427-6540
Jenna Cullinane Hege Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6148
Susan Sutton Ross Administrative Support (512) 427-6132
David Young Senior Director, Special Projects (512) 427-6139

Strategic Planning
Fax: (512) 427-6147    (View All Staff)
(Vacant) Director, Strategic Planning
Dr. Linda Hargrove Director, Research and Evaluation (512) 427-6122
Victor Reyna Interim Director, Educational Data Center (512) 427-6286

Funding
Fax: (512) 427-6147    (View All Staff)
Thomas Keaton Director, Funding (512) 427-6133

College Readiness and Success
Fax: (512) 427-6444    (View All Staff)
Jerel Booker Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6247
Kristen Kramer Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6216
Suzanne Morales-Vale Director, Developmental and Adult Education (512) 427-6262
Natalie Coffey Director, Outreach and Strategic Initiative (512) 427-6227
Diana Foose Administrative Support (512) 427-6318
Kendra Horn Administrative Support (512) 427-6208
Raul Jaimes Administrative Support (512) 427-6537

Agency Operations and Communications
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
Linda Battles Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer (512) 427-6205
Sharon Jahsman Executive Assistant (512) 427-6104

External Relations
Fax: (512) 427-6127    (View All Staff)
John Wyatt Director (512) 427-6586
Lizette Montiel Assistant Director, State Relations (512) 427-6124
(Vacant) Assistant Director, Fiscal Policy
Kelly Polden Assistant Director, Communications (512) 427-6119
(Vacant) Administrative Support

Human Resources
Fax: (512) 427-6510    (View All Staff)
Human Resources                  HR Main Line                                                        (512) 427-6190
Tonia Scaperlanda Director, Human Resources (512) 427-6193
Lakshmy Haridas Assistant Director, Human Resources (512) 427-6573

Financial Services
Fax: (512) 427-6169    (View All Staff)
Kenneth Martin Assistant Commissioner / Chief Financial Officer (512) 427-6173
Karen Taylor Senior Director, Finance Operations (512) 427-6192
Glenn Osher Director, Financial Reporting (512) 427-6174

Student Financial Aid Programs
Fax: (512) 427-6570    (View All Staff)
Charles Puls Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6365
Lesa Moller Senior Director, Student Financial Aid Programs (512) 427-6366
Rinn Harper Director, Borrower Services (512) 427-6369
Decha Reid Director, Financial Aid Services (512) 427-6393

Information Solutions and Services
Fax: (512) 427-6447    (View All Staff)
Zhenzhen Sun Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6259
John McKenzie Senior Director, IT Operations and Continuous Improvement (512) 427-6269
Stacie Jakle Senior Director, Business Solutions and User Engagement (512) 427-6314
(Vacant) Information Security Officer