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Executive Advisory Board

Mission Statement

COBA’s Executive Advisory Board works to advance the mission of the College by promoting the visibility and enhancing the reputation of our educational programs and outreach activities. It provides guidance and assistance to improve our competitiveness through our academic offerings, faculty and staff development, and student recruitment, retention and placement.

Opportunities for COBA Executive Board Involvement

  • Promoting visibility and reputation of COBA programs in the region.
  • Assisting in academic program development.
  • Assisting in recruitment, retention, development and placement of COBA students
  • Partnering with COBA to further internationalization efforts.
  • Partnering with COBA in fund-raising efforts to support initiatives such as:
    • General scholarships.
    • Study abroad scholarships.
    • Faculty research enhancement fund.
    • Periodic updating of COBA recruitment materials.
    • Updating of educational technology.
  • Assisting to bridge the gap between the classroom and the business by:
    • Serving as guest lectures / speakers.
    • Facilitating development of student and faculty internships.
    • Partnering with COBA in Executive Mentoring Program.
    • Partnering / sponsoring COBA Student Organizations.
  • Other ideas are welcomed.
Executive Advisory Board
Mr. Ben Baty Retired Oil Industry Executive
Mr. George F. "Lin" Bearden President and CEO of 1st Ntl Bank
Mr. James Carter Retired Exec. Director, Strategic Marketing Insights & Research, AT&T Services
Dr. Jerry DeHay Founding Dean, COBA
Mr. Mike Gerro Sr. VP, Frost Bank
Mr. Rocky Hardin President, Embree Capital Markets Group, Inc
Mr. Joe Huddleston President & CEO, F&M Bank
Mr. Mike Kornegay Entrepreneur & Former President, Tarleton Alumni Assn.
Mr. Mark Martin President of Interbank
Mr. Mark Washington Assistant City Manager, City of Austin