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Houston Independent School District
News Release
Thursday, October 13, 2011

HISD Trustee Joins Texas Association of School Board’s Board of Directors


Members of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) have elected Houston Independent School District Trustee Michael Lunceford to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors.  Lunceford will represent TASB Region 4D.


TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local public school districts.  School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state.


“It is a great honor to represent HISD and to serve in support of our state’s efforts to meet the educational needs of our young people,” said Lunceford.


The position adds to Lunceford’s long history of leadership in the area of education.  He was elected to the HISD school board, in 2009.  He became the board’s assistant secretary, in 2011.  Prior to his election to the HISD board, he served for 17 years in various roles including the HISD Bond Oversight Committee, the HISD District V Leadership Team and HISD Parent Visionaries.


Lunceford also served on the school building committees for Longfellow Elementary School, Pin Oak Middle School and Pershing Middle School, and he chaired the Master Plan Building Committee for Horn Elementary School.


Mr. Lunceford received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, in 1981, and is currently the vice-president of engineering for Pedernales Energy.   Lunceford has two children who graduated HISD’s Bellaire High School.


The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States with 281 schools and more than 200,000 students. The 301-square-mile district is one of the largest employers in the Houston metropolitan area with nearly 30,000 employees.


For more information, visit the HISD Web site at

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