Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Craig Bessent, Kerri Ranney and Alan Trevino and reappointed Andrew Kim to the Texas School Safety Center Board for terms set to expire on Feb. 1, 2020. Additionally, he appointed Terry Deaver and Edwin Flores, Ph.D. and reappointed Dan Gilliam and Jill Tate for terms set to expire on Feb. 1, 2021.
The board reports to the governor, the legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises the center on its function, budget, and strategic planning initiatives.
Tate of Colleyville volunteers as the vice president of volunteers for OC Taylor Elementary School Parent Teacher Association and as vice president of fundraising for the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Council of Parent Teacher Associations. Additionally, she serves as an ambassador for the nonprofit Patriot Paws and volunteers for the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange program. Tate received a bachelor of business administration in real estate from Baylor University.
Abbott also appointed Cody Campbell and Sam Torn to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms set to expire on Aug. 31, 2023, and Aug. 31, 2025, respectively. The board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.
Campbell of Fort Worth is co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings and Double Eagle Development. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization Fort Worth Chapter and the Fort Worth Wildcatters and president of Double Eagle Charities. Campbell received a Bachelor of business administration in finance and economics and a master of science in finance from Texas Tech University.