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Board of Regents

The Board of Regents

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

Photograph of Susan Moore-FontenotSusan Moore-Fontenot, Chairman
Ms. Moore-Fontenot works as director of personnel for the Goose Creek school district. She 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 LC Board of Regents since 1988. Professionally she serves 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 President of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., a national service organization benefiting youth and adults.
Photograph of Ronald HaddoxRonald D. Haddox, Vice Chairman
Baytown attorney Ronald D. Haddox was elected to the Lee College Board of Regents in 1998. He completed a bachelor of business administration degree in management from Lamar University before earning his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1970 and established 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 and is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Photograph of Pete AlfaroPete C. Alfaro, Secretary
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, TX. 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 Judy JirrelsJudy Jirrels, Assistant Secretary
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 University of North Texas, where she majored in Fashion Merchandising. Her career has been in fashion merchandising, working in inventory control for several buying offices. Mrs. Jirrels is employed with Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District as a 4th grade teacher. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for more than 20 years; they have three sons: Andrew, Timothy and Daniel.
Photograph of Keith CoburnDr. Keith Coburn
Dr. Keith Coburn is a native Baytonian who practices dentistry here. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Dental branch of Houston. Dr. Coburn, his wife, two sons, two brothers, sister and mother have all attended Lee College. Dr. Coburn has served on the LC board since 1986. He also is active in the Kiwanis Club of Baytown.
Photograph of Don CoffeyDon Coffey
Mr. Coffey earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston after graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from U of H. He also earned an associate degree from Lee College and was named to the LC Hall of Fame. He was elected as Justice of the Peace for east Harris County in 2010. Judge Coffey has served as vice-chair of the LC Foundation board of directors and chairman of the Board of Regents four times. He is active in the Baytown Rotary Club and past president of the Baytown Lions Club.
Photograph of Wayne GrayWayne Gray
Mr. Gray is a life-long resident of Baytown. He is in the retail pharmacy business 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.
Photograph of Mark HallMark Hall
Mr. 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, a Baytown Kiwanian for 28 years serving as president, and is also the Board Chairman of Baytown Christian Academy. He and his wife, Nancy, have 3 children, Whitney, Hunter and Garrett.
Photograph of Mark HimselMark Himsel
A resident of Baytown since 1971, Mr. Himsel is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Lee College, and Sam Houston State University. For over 25 years Mr. Himsel was employed with Amegy Bank and currently continues in banking as vice president with Fiserv Solutions. He remains active in the community serving on various boards, organizations, and committees including the Bay Area Relay for Life. Mr. Himsel, his wife, Debbie, and children, Sarah, Amanda, and Andrew, have all attended Lee College.