Commission Membership

Commission Co-Chairs

  • Dr. John E. Hurtado ‘91, deputy director and chief technology officer of the Bush Combat Development Complex at the Texas A&M University System RELLIS campus, and professor of aerospace engineering.
  • Dr. Jimmy Williams ‘83, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M and now serves as the Executive Director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Commission Membership

Members of the full commission, representing students, former students, faculty and staff include:  

Board of Regents and Distinguished Visitors

  • Elaine Mendoza ‘87, Chair, Board of Regents
  • Bill Mahomes '69, Member, Board of Regents
  • Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University

Current Students

  • Iman Ahmed '22, Student Senate Diversity
  • Corniyah Bradley '21, Black Student Alliance Council
  • Alexandra Campbell '21, Texas A&M Panhellenic
  • Tanner Cedrone ‘21, Corps of Cadets
  • Matthew B Francis Jr. '22, TAMU NAACP
  • Uthej Vatipalli '21, Graduate & Professional Student Government
  • Ritika Gangarapu '21, Asian Presidents' Council
  • Maximiliano "Max" Lopez '21, Hispanic Presidents' Council
  • Eric Mendoza '21, President, Student Government Association
  • Kellen Mond '20, Student Athlete, Football
  • Fawaz Syed '23, Class Councils, Sophomore Class
  • Jack Tucker '21, Texas A&M Foundation Maroon Coats
  • Sean Waters ‘22, International Student Association
  • Chante Anderson ’21, Black Graduate Student Association

Former Students

  • Adrian Cornelius '93, TAMU Black Former Student Network
  • Erica Davis-Rouse '95, Intervene
  • John F. Dickerson '87, Hank Dickerson & Company
  • David Dunlap '83, 12th Man Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Willie T. Langston '81, Avalon Advisors, LLC  
  • Monica Menzel '93, TAMU Hispanic Network
  • Stephen Ruth '92, U.S. Army
  • The Honorable Ingrid M. Warren '93, Dallas County Judge
  • Shariq Yosufzai '74, Accordant Advisors
  • Jimmy Williams '83, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tiana J. Sanford '04, Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • Randall Cain '82, Former Chair, 12th Man Foundation, Texas A&M Foundation

Faculty and Staff                            

  • Francis Achike, College of Medicine
  • Kristina Ballard, College of Engineering
  • Vernon Camus ‘18, University Staff Council Galveston
  • David Chapman ‘67, University Libraries (Retired)
  • Mary Ann Covey ‘92, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Leroy Dorsey, College of Liberal Arts
  • Julie Harlin ‘93, Faculty Senate
  • Cynthia Hernandez ‘94, Division of Student Affairs
  • John Hurtado ‘91, College of Engineering
  • Ben Kalscheur ‘13, Office of Sustainability
  • Dorothy Shippen, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Serge Razafindrakoto, Division of Information Technology
  • Christine Stanley ‘85, College of Education
  • Karen Wooley, College of Science
  • R.C. Slocum, Office of the President, Former Texas A&M Football Coach
  • Arthur Watson ‘15, Transition Academic Programs