Lt. Governor Patrick Announces P-TECH Advisory Council Appointments


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following appointments to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Advisory Council today:


Dr. Brenda Hellyer – Pasadena, Chancellor, San Jacinto Community College

Dr. Keith Bryant – Lubbock, Superintendent, Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Mario Lozoya – San Antonio, Director of Government Relations, External Affairs Department, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc.

Alicia Dover – Buda, Executive Director, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Texas

In making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said:

“Even before I served as chairman of the Texas Senate Education Committee, I have focused on helping public schools prepare our students for the workforce. P-TECH complements my efforts to establish multiple endorsements, or programs of study, for students to pursue in high school.

“The P-TECH Advisory Council will work to expand partnerships between school districts, higher education institutions and business employers. It is one more way that Texas is working to meet our workforce needs while ensuring that students receive a focused education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand jobs.”

The Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council provides recommendations to the commissioner of education regarding the establishment and administration of the P-TECH program and the criteria for a campus’s designation as a P-TECH school.