December 5, 2016
Blinn College trustee Nancy Berry has informed the College that she intends to resign effective Dec. 30 so that she may serve as a Brazos County Commissioner. Earlier this year, Berry was elected to serve as Precinct 3 County Commissioner beginning in January 2017.
Berry was appointed to the Blinn Board of Trustees in December 2015. During her tenure, she voted to approve Blinn College’s partnership with The Texas A&M University System at the RELLIS Campus, formerly the Riverside Campus. The RELLIS Campus establishes a new educational community combining a major university system and a community college at a single physical location. This co-location will allow Blinn students to transfer seamlessly to leading universities throughout The Texas A&M System in the years to come.
“Serving beside Nancy Berry truly has been an honor,” said Board President David Sommer. “Her unwavering commitment to student success and clear vision for the future have made her a tremendous partner in Blinn’s mission to provide outstanding service to the community.”
Said Dr. Mary Hensley, District President/CEO, “Trustee Berry has been a superb member of the Blinn Board of Trustees and a tremendous friend to Blinn students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We certainly wish her the best in her new role as a Brazos County Commissioner.”
Berry was elected Mayor of College Station in 2010 and re-elected in 2013, and previously served as a member of the city council from 2004-06. She has been a Boys & Girls Clubs board member since 2004, served as a College Station ISD Foundation Board member since 2003, and has served as policy board chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organization since 2010.
Berry is a graduate of Leadership Brazos, Leadership America, the Brazos Valley Leadership Forum, Senior Leadership Brazos, Leadership Texas, the College Station Citizens Police Academy, and the College Station Citizens Fire Academy. She has been awarded the African American National Heritage Society Outstanding Distinguished Citizen Award, the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction Award, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley Woman and Youth Award, the United Way of the Brazos Valley Super Hero Award, the College Station Fire Department Making a Difference Award, the Boys & Girls Club of America National Service to Youth Award and the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service. Alongside her husband Leonard, she has been awarded the Amigo Award from the Hispanic Forum for contributions to the Hispanic community. Nancy and Leonard Berry also were honorees at the Brazos Community Foundation Tribute Luncheon for service and philanthropy to the region.