Governing Board

Information about file formats

Board Members

  • Linda I. Shaunessy, Chair 
    Business Contracts Administrator
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin
  • Charles Bacarisse 
    Vice President for Development
    Houston Baptist University
    Houston
  • Stuart A. Bernstein
    Director at CapRidge Partners
    Austin
  • Ben Gatzke
    President & CEO
    BorrowWorks, LLC
    Fort Worth
  • Jeffrey Tayon
    Independent Investor
    Houston
  • Rigoberto "Rigo" Villarreal
    Superintendent of Bridges
    City of McAllen
    Mission
  • Sonya Medina Williams
    Consultant
    San Antonio

Ex Officio Members

  • Bryan Collier
     Executive Director
     Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Melody Parrish
     Chief Information Officer
     Texas Education Agency
  • George Rios
     Chief Information Officer
     Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

Board Meetings

The public is welcome to attend our quarterly board meetings. We post the meeting agenda, location, date, and time in the Texas Register shortly before a scheduled meeting. Meeting information is subject to change.

Upcoming Meetings              


  • Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00am           
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin

Past Meetings​

Agendas and minutes from past board meetings are available below. Please email us for access to documents related to meetings not listed here.

  • Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00am           
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda - PDF (500 KB) | Minutes
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00am
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda - PDF (494 KB) | Minutes - PDF (741 KB)
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00am  
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin 
    Agenda​​ - PDF (350 KB) ​| Minutes - PDF (709 KB)
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00am
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda - PDF (98 KB) | Minutes - PDF (544 KB)
  • ​​Thursday, May 26, 2016, 11:30am
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin 
    Agenda​​ - PDF (332 KB) ​|​​ Minutes - PDF (333 KB)
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00am
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agen​​da - PDF (342 KB) ​| Minutes - PDF (464 KB)
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda - PDF (336 KB)​ | Minutes – PDF (498 KB)
  • February 25, 2016
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (350 KB) | Minutes  – PDF (456 KB)      
  • February 3, 2016
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (343 KB) | Minutes – PDF (638 KB)
  • December 3, 2015
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (25.5KB) | Minutes – PDF (359 KB)        
  • October 29, 2015
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (99.2KB) | Minutes – PDF (454 KB)
  • August 20, 2015
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (100 KB) | Minutes – PDF (183 KB)
  • June 4, 2015
    Clements Building, Room 103, 300 W. 15th St., Austin
    Agenda – PDF (99.6 KB) | Minutes – PDF (195 KB)
  • April 22, 2015
    Agenda – PDF (263 KB) | Minutes – PDF (125 KB)
  • February 18, 2015 
    Agenda – PDF (275 KB) | Minutes – PDF (219 KB)
  • October 23, 2014
    Agenda – PDF (313 KB) | Minutes – PDF (3.85 MB)

Board Member Guide

Download Board Member Training Guide - PDF (1.4 MB)