Board of Regents

The Board of Regents

Front, from left: Ronn Haddox (chairman), Susan Moore-Fontenot, and Wayne Gray (assistant secretary). Back: Lee College President Dr. Dennis Brown, Weston Cotten, Dr. Keith Coburn, Mark Himsel, Mark Hall (secretary), Judy Jirrels, Pete Alfaro (vice chairman).

Photograph of Ronald HaddoxRonald D. Haddox, Chairman
Baytown attorney Ronald D. Haddox was elected to the Lee College Board of Regents in 1998. He completed a bachelor of business administration management degree from Lamar University before earning his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1970 and establishing his law practice in Baytown. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Baytown. Mr. Haddox serves as the chairman of the Baytown Industrial District Appraisal Board, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baytown Homeless Shelter, and is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Photograph of Pete AlfaroPete C. Alfaro, Vice Chairman
Mr. Alfaro was elected to the Lee College Board of Regents in May 2006. He served for 11 years as the Mayor of the City of Baytown, Texas. He is past president of The Rotary Club of Baytown and currently serves on many community organizations as president or chairman. He graduated from University of Texas with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and is a professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Photograph of Mark HallMark Hall, Secretary
Mark Hall, a longtime resident of Baytown, was elected to the Board of Regents in 2002. A graduate of Sterling High School, Mr. Hall attended Lee College for two years before transferring to Sam Houston State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Hall is the owner of Carpethaus Flooring America, has been a Baytown Kiwanian for 36 years, serving as president, and is also the past Board Chairman of Baytown Christian Academy. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Whitney, Hunter, and Garrett.
Photograph of Wayne GrayWayne Gray, Assistant Secretary
Wayne Gray is a life-long resident of Baytown. He was in the retail pharmacy business for 45 years and worked 23 years as a chemist for Exxon Baytown Refinery. He graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Mr. Gray has not missed a board meeting since his election to the Board of Regents in 1986. He has served since 1966 as Chairman of the Baytown Parks and Recreation Board. After serving 33 years on the board of Baytown State Bank, he now serves on the Community Resource Credit Union board.
Photograph of Keith CoburnDr. Keith Coburn
Dr. Keith Coburn is a native Baytonian who practiced general dentistry in Baytown for 30 years. Retired from his practice, he has worked as a consultant to the dental laboratory business for the last 10 years. Dr. Coburn started his studies at Lee College when he was a high school student, and he remains a strong advocate for dual enrollment with our public schools. He attended the University of Texas, graduating from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Dr. Coburn is proud that many members of his family have attended Lee College. These include his late wife, his present wife, two sons, brothers, a sister, and his mother. Dr. Coburn is proud to have been able to serve on the Board of Regents since 1986. He and his wife Victoria are blessed with a blended family of six children and 13 grandchildren.
Photograph of Weston CottenWeston Cotten
Weston Cotten is a lifelong resident of this area. He attended Goose Creek schools and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He graduated from Lee College and then earned a degree in political science and economics from Stephen F. Austin. He received his law degree in 1981 and was admitted to the State Bar in 1982. He continues to practice law in Baytown. Mr. Cotten is active in Highlands Rotary and other community organizations and served 18 years on the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District board. His father, mother, wife, and two of his children have attended Lee College. He and his wife, Delene, have three children: Chet, Chrissa, and Nathan.
Photograph of Mark HimselMark Himsel
A resident of Baytown since 1971, Mark Himsel is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Lee College, and Sam Houston State University. For more than 25 years, Mr. Himsel was employed by Amegy Bank. He currently continues in banking as vice president with Fiserv Solutions. He remains active in the community, serving on various boards, organizations, and committees. Many members of Mr. Himsel’s family have attended Lee College. These include Mr. Himsel; his wife, Debbie; and their children Sarah, Amanda, and Andrew.
Photograph of Judy JirrelsJudy Jirrels
A longtime resident of Baytown, Judy Jirrels was elected to the Lee College Board of Regents in 2004. Mrs. Jirrels is a Lee College graduate. She also is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where she majored in fashion merchandising. Mrs. Jirrels is employed by Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District as a second-grade teacher. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for more than 28 years. They have three sons: Andrew, Timothy, and Daniel; and two granddaughters.
Photograph of Susan Moore-FontenotSusan Moore-Fontenot
Susan Moore-Fontenot retired as director of personnel for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in 2014 after completing 38 years in public education. She attended Lee College and graduated magna cum laude, earning a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from Sam Houston State University. Her master’s degree in educational supervision is from Lamar University. She has served on the Lee College Board of Regents since 1988. Professionally she has served as president of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators. Her community service includes serving on the board of the American Cancer Society, chartering the Baytown Area Education Recruitment and Retention (BAER2) Program, and serving as an ad hoc member of the Lee College Black Educational Access Committee. She also serves as treasurer of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., a national service organization benefiting youths and adults. She is the proud mother of one son, Brian, who lives in Round Rock.