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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, represents the highest authority in the state in matters of public higher education and is charged with:

  1. providing a statewide perspective to ensure the efficient and effective use of higher education resources and to eliminate unnecessary duplication;
  2. developing and evaluating progress toward a long-range master plan for higher education;
  3. collecting and making accessible data on higher education to support policy recommendations;
  4. making recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transitions, including between high school and postsecondary education, between institutions of higher education for transfer purposes, and between postsecondary education and the workforce; and
  5. administering programs and trusteed funds for financial aid and other grants as necessary to achieve the state's long-range goals and as directed by the Texas Legislature.

The Board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor for six-year staggered terms and one non-voting student representative who serves for one year. The Governor also appoints the chair and vice-chair. The Board meets quarterly in Austin and all meetings are broadcast live on the Internet. Board Members serve on the following Standing Committees, which also meet quarterly. Additionally, Advisory Committees provide advice and guidance to the Board on various topics. 

Messages may be sent to the Board or to individual Board Members via:
    Email:  boardmember@thecb.state.tx.us
    Mail:    c/o THECB, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711
    Phone: (512) 427-6104
    Fax:     (512) 427-6127 

Board Operating Policies and Procedures 
Information for Non-Voting Student Representatives
2018 Quarterly Board and Committee Meeting Dates
2019 Quarterly Board and Committee Meeting Dates

Board Member Profiles:

BrdMember: Stedman

Stuart W. Stedman
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2021
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BrdMember: Farias

Fred Farias III, O.D.
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2019
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  BrdMember: Steen

John T. Steen, Jr.
Secretary of the Board
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2019
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BrdMember: Acosta

Arcilia C. Acosta
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2019
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BrdMember: Anwar

S. Javaid Anwar
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2021
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 BrdMember: Plank

Michael J. Plank
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2023
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BrdMember: Raven

Ricky A. Raven
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2021
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BrdMember: Williams

Donna N. Williams
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2023
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BrdMember: Wilson
Welcome W. Wilson, Jr.
Term Expires: Aug. 31, 2023
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BrdMember: StdtRepJones

Andrias R. "Annie" Jones
Student Representative
Term Expires: May 31, 2018
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Raymund A. Paredes
Raymund A. Paredes
Commissioner of Higher
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