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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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Lead Staff

Commissioner's Office
Fax: (512) 427-6127   (View All Staff)
Dr. Raymund Paredes Commissioner of Higher Education (512) 427-6101
Linda Battles Associate Commissioner and Chief of Staff (512) 427-6205
Mark Poehl Director, Internal Audit (512) 427-6161
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner (512) 427-

General Counsel's Office
Fax: (512) 427-6127   (View All Staff)
William Franz General Counsel (512) 427-6143
Assistant General Counsel (512) 427-
Assistant General Counsel (512) 427-
Laurie Frederick Program Specialist VI (512) 427-6446

External Relations
Fax: (512) 427-6127   (View All Staff)
Lizette Montiel Interim Director, External Relations (512) 427-6124
Martha Delgado Administrative Support (512) 427-6111
Kelly Polden Assistant Director, Communications (512) 427-6119
Program Specialist III (512) 427-
John Wyatt Assistant Director, Fiscal Analysis and Federal Relations (512) 427-6586

Deputy Commissioner's Office - Academic Planning and Policy
Fax: (512) 427-6127   (View All Staff)
Dr. David Gardner Deputy Commissioner (512) 427-6155
Dr. Mary Smith Assistant Deputy Commissioner (512) 427-6213
Administrative Support (512) 427-

Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research
Fax: (512) 427-6168   (View All Staff)
Dr. Rex Peebles Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6520
Cheryl Rosipal Administrative Support (512) 427-6523

Universities and Health-Related Institutions
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Dr. Stacey Silverman Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6206
Dr. James Goeman Assistant Director (512) 427-6249
Dr. Reinold Cornelius Assistant Director (512) 427-6156
Cindy Valdez Administrative Support (512) 427-6431

Community and Technical Colleges
Fax: (512) 427-6168   (View All Staff)
Dr. Garry Tomerlin Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6226
Donna Carlin Assistant Director (512) 427-6241
Rhonda Hernandez Administrative Support (512) 427-6437
Assistant Director (512) 427-
B. J. Byrom Administrative Support (512) 427-6224

Planning and Accountability
Fax: (512) 427-6147   (View All Staff)
Susan Brown Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6153
Gary Johnstone Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6139
Julie Eklund Deputy Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6533
Marilyn Hartman Administrative Support (512) 427-6540

Finance and Resource Planning
Fax: (512) 427-6147   (View All Staff)
Thomas Keaton Director (512) 427-6133

Planning
Fax: (512) 427-6147   (View All Staff)
Ginger Gossman Director (512) 427-6452

Educational Data Center
Fax: (512) 427-6447   (View All Staff)
Doug Parker Director (512) 427-6287

P-16 Initiatives
Fax: (512) 427-6444   (View All Staff)
Judith Loredo Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6545
Rosanny Capellan Administrative Support (512) 427-6248

College Readiness
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Kristen Kramer Senior Director, College Readiness and Success (512) 427-6216
Suzanne Morales-Vale Director, Developmental Ed/Adult Basic Ed (512) 427-6262
Diana Foose Administrative Support (512) 427-6318
Kendra Horn Administrative Support (512) 427-6208

Educator Quality
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Jerel Booker Senior Director, Educator Quality (512) 427-6247
Natalie Coffey Director, Recruitment and Retention (512) 427-6227
Elizabeth Powers Director, Teacher Quality (512) 427-6535

Deputy Commissioner's Office - Finance and Administration
Fax: (512) 427-6127   (View All Staff)
Dr. Arturo Alonzo Deputy Commissioner - Finance and Administration (512) 427-6135
Sharon Jahsman Administrative Support (512) 427-6114
Director, Continuous Improvement (512) 427-

Human Resources
Fax: (512) 427-6510   (View All Staff)
Director (512) 427-
Cynthia Rivera Human Resources Specialist (512) 427-6189

Business and Support Services
Fax: (512) 427-6169   (View All Staff)
Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-

Business Services
Fax: (512) 427-6510   (View All Staff)
Karen Taylor Director, Business Operations (512) 427-6192
Kenneth Martin Director, Financial Reporting Analysis (512) 427-6173

Loan Programs
Fax: (512) 427-6570   (View All Staff)
Lesa Moller Director, Loan Repayment Programs (512) 427-6366
Janie Miramontes Director, Client Services (512) 427-6352

Grants and Special Programs
Fax: (512) 427-6420   (View All Staff)
Jane Caldwell Director (512) 427-6455

Information Solutions and Services
Fax: (512) 427-6447   (View All Staff)
Sidney Hodgson Assistant Commissioner (512) 427-6305
Heidi Langdon Director, Application Development and Support (ADS) (512) 427-6292
Jerry Kunschik Director, Technology Operations and Planning (TOP) (512) 427-6269
Zhenzhen Sun Director, Client Relations & Delivery Excellence (512) 427-6259


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