Contact: Lisa Tomsio
TxDLA 823 Congress Ave. , Suite 230
Phone: (512) 479-0425 Austin, Texas 78701
E-Mail: [email protected] www.txdla.org
Austin, Texas, April 21, 2014: The Texas Distance Learning Association Board of Directors recently honored Rep. Todd Hunter as the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award recipient. Rep. Hunter accepted his award April 2, 2014 during the TxDLA Conference and Board of Directors Dinner at the 2014 Annual TxDLA Conference held in Corpus Christi, TX. The TxDLA Legislator of the Year Award is presented to local, state or federal official who has substantially assisted in the advancement of Distance Learning in the State of Texas.
Hunter is the author of the bill creating a Distance Learning Master Plan for colleges and universities in Texas. He was also instrumental in passing legislation that made Texas A&M University Corpus Christi a four-year university and fought for better funding to build the university. He co-sponsored the Tuition Revenue Bond Bill and passed legislation to give statutory existence to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON), among many other accomplishments.
In 2012, Todd Hunter was elected to his seventh term in the Texas House of Representatives serving District 32 which is the eastern portion of Nueces County. He was first elected to public office in 1988 and retired from public service in 1997 so that he could help raise his three young children with his wife Alexis. In 2008, Todd was elected as a Republican representing District 32 composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County. He is currently the senior partner of Hunter, Barker & Fancher LLP in Corpus Christi.
TxDLA is the leading Texas membership association for distance learning professionals with over 500 members representing public and private education institutions at all levels as well as corporate training professionals and distance learning equipment and content providers. All of our members have a strong interest in keeping abreast of the ideas, technologies, and content that will help them develop and maintain leading-edge distance learning programs and products. www.txdla.org
From Left to Right: Raymond Rose, Public Policy Committee Chair; Michelle Durán, TxDLA President; Rep. Todd Hunter; and Oscar Hernández, TxDLA Chairman of the Board.