Speaker of The Texas House Dade Phelan Appoints LSCO Provost Dr. Wendy Elmore to Statewide Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council
October 19, 2022
AUSTIN, TX – Speaker of the Texas House, Dade Phelan has appointed Lamar State College Orange Provost and Executive Vice President of Dr. Wendy Elmore to the statewide Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council. The Advisory Council advises the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the alignment of public high school career and technology education programs with current and future workforce needs in communities, regions, and the state.
Texas House Bill 3938 established the Advisory Council during the 87th Legislature, Regular Session. The Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council is comprised of appointed representatives, as follows: three members representing industry in this state, one each appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives; three members representing public school teachers who teach career and technology education courses or public school administrators, one each appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and three members representing a public junior college, public state college, or public technical institute, one each appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The members of the advisory council serve staggered four-year terms, with the terms of either four or five members expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year.
“Our Provost, Dr. Wendy Elmore, is a huge asset to our beautiful college on the Sabine and to our System. I am thrilled that the Speaker recognizes how valuable her expertise is in the area of certifications and workforce demands and needs. She will prove invaluable to this committee and I applaud her appointment,” said LSCO President Dr. Tom Johnson.
Lamar State College Orange is part of the Texas State University System (TSUS). The System, founded in 1911, is Texas’s first university system. TSUS member institutions currently serve more than 87,000 students on 13 campuses from far West Texas to the Gulf Coast. Additional member institutions include Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Texas State University, Lamar Institute of Technology, and Lamar State College Port Arthur.