Blinn welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees
The Rev. Randy Wells will represent Precinct 1 and Dan Gatewood will represent Precinct 4
November 26, 2018
The Blinn College District Board of Trustees appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees during a special meeting held Monday.
The Rev. Randy Wells will represent Precinct 1 following the passing of Board Vice-Chair Richard Powell, and Dan Gatewood will represent Precinct 4 following the resignation of Trustee Stacy Aschenbeck, who resigned from the board to spend more time with her family. The newly appointed trustees will complete the unexpired terms that conclude in May 2021.
“With the addition of Rev. Randy Wells and Dan Gatewood, the Blinn College District Board of Trustees welcomes two community-minded civic leaders with a passion for higher education,” said Charles Moser, Board Chair. “On behalf of the board, I welcome them both and look forward to working alongside them to further Blinn’s tradition of academic excellence and transformational learning.”
Wells is the Executive Director of Faith Mission, where his responsibilities include oversight of all programs and clinical services and supervision of program staff and university/college interns. He serves as administrator of the Washington County Health and Service Center, provides leadership for Brenham ISD’s SMART Kids program, is president of the Washington County Ministerial Association, and serves on several local boards. Wells holds a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans.
Wells and his wife Nelda have two children and are active members at their church, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church.
A 37-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Gatewood served as a military policeman, infantry squad leader, and platoon sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976-1982, where he led training and peacekeeping missions in the Western Pacific, Middle East, and Asia regions. From 2001-2016, he served in the Texas State Guard, including roles as a senior adviser to the Texas Maritime Regiment commander and as Texas State Director for the Military Emergency Management Specialist Academy.
Gatewood is a member of the Institute for Supply Management Certification Committee and the Supply Chain Management Association, and previously served as Chair of the National Association of Purchasing Management Oklahoma City Professional Education Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in information and decision sciences from Cameron University and a Master of Science in energy management from Oklahoma City University.
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