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All Eyes on Texas: Community Colleges Focus on Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

Appendix: Interviews

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Harrison Keller, commissioner

Ray Martinez, deputy commissioner for academic affairs and workforce education*

Melissa Henderson, associate commissioner for strategic partners and executive director, Texas Higher Education Foundation

Tina Jackson, assistant commissioner of workforce education

Stacey Silverman, deputy assistant commissioner of academic quality*

Dakota Doman, director, strategy and policy*

Sheri Ranis, director, workforce education

Duane Hiller, manager, workforce education

Texas community and technical colleges

Michael Bettersworth, vice chancellor and chief innovation officer, Texas State Technical College

Juan Garza, vice president, office of sponsored programs, Texas State Technical College

Garrett Groves, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, Austin Community College

Allatia Harris, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, San Jacinto College

Cledia Hernandez, associate vice chancellor for external relations and workforce development, Texas State Technical College

Laura Marmolejo, department chair, manufacturing technology, Austin Community College

Joe May, chancellor, Dallas College*

Shelley Rinehart, assistant vice chancellor for instructional and program support efficacy, San Jacinto College

Ian Roark, former dean of career, technical and workforce education, Odessa College

Kenneth Tidwell, dean, workforce development, San Jacinto College


Jacob Fraire, president, Texas Association of Community Colleges*

* Title has changed since Opportunity America interview.