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Board of Regents

The TLU Board of Regents is the policy making body in the governance structure of the university.

About TLU's Board of Regents

The board consists of 30 members, all elected by the TLU Corporation Board. The board meets four times annually and works closely with the President's Cabinet. The board’s executive committee includes the chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and three at-large members.

Current Members

  • Mike Appling, CEO, TNT Crane And Rigging, Houston
  • Rev. Barb Bartling, pastor, Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, Kingwood
  • Dan Church, vice chairman, Axon Energy Products, Spring
  • Betsy Clardy, VP and Chief Development Officer, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Rev. Michael Coffey, pastor, First English Lutheran Church, Austin
  • Sarah Eidson, Eidson Family Management Company, LLC, and Our Romans 8:28, LLC, Weatherford
  • Susan Evers, retired financial executive, USAA, San Antonio
  • Charles Franks, CPA, retired, Valero Energy Corporation, San Antonio
  • Jessica Gaidusek, Executive Director Internal Audit, Valero Energy Corporation, San Antonio
  • Ilene Gohmert-Leck, CPA, Cuero
  • Demetrius Hardeman, supervisory special agent, Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C.
  • Gary Kolkhorst, managing partner, Kolkhorst & Kolkhorst CPA, Houston
  • Verne Lundquist, sports commentator, CBS Sports, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Richard Manske, attorney, Manske & Manske, El Campo
  • Nancy May, CEO and president, San Antonio Humane Society, San Antonio
  • Robin Melvin, attorney, Graves, Dougherty Hearon & Moody, Austin
  • Rev. Kendra Mohn, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ft. Worth
  • Luis J. Moreno, chief of staff, Texas State Senator Juan Hinojosa, Austin
  • Laura O'Donnell, attorney, Haynes and Boone, San Antonio
  • Bob Oliver, founder/manager, Metano Energy, San Antonio
  • Wes Peoples, founder/president, Wes Peoples Homes, Austin
  • Nate Raschke, Certified Financial Planner, Sather Financial Group, New Braunfels
  • Russ Rinn, executive VP, Metals Recycling of Steel Dynamics, Inc., CEO, OmniSource Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Jairo Romero, chief revenue officer & executive VP, Drillinginfo, Austin
  • Dave Sather, president, Sather Financial Group, Victoria
  • Dwain Thomas, Regional VP South, ITS Technologies & Logistics, Houston
  • Gary Valdez, President & CEO, Focus Strategies Merchant Banking LLC, Austin
  • Mike Washington, Associate Director of Admissions, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Lewis Westerman, BOR chair, senior director of real estate, Silver Ventures, San Antonio