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Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Melvin E. (Mel) WaxlerAs executive vice president and general counsel, Waxler serves as Blinn’s liaison to strengthen relationships with state, local, and federal governmental agencies. In addition to serving as the College’s general counsel, he oversees human resources; campus police and emergency management; marketing; communications; board policies, agendas and elections; community outreach, and governmental affairs.

Prior to Blinn, Waxler served as chief of staff/general counsel at the Austin Independent School District, founder and principal of MpoWer, CEO at Wright and Greenhill, P.C., and legal counsel for the Texas Railroad Commission.

Waxler earned his Masters of Education and his Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.