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Executive Advisory Board

Mission Statement

COB'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 COB Executive Board Involvement

  • Promoting visibility and reputation of COB programs in the region.
  • Assisting in academic program development.
  • Assisting in recruitment, retention, development and placement of COB students
  • Partnering with COB to further internationalization efforts.
  • Partnering with COB in fund-raising efforts to support initiatives such as:
    • General scholarships.
    • Study abroad scholarships.
    • Faculty research enhancement fund.
    • Periodic updating of COB 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 COB in Executive Mentoring Program.
    • Partnering / sponsoring COB Student Organizations.
  • Other ideas are welcomed.
Executive Advisory Board
Name Position
Mr. Ben Baty Retired Oil Industry Executive
Mr. George F. "Lin" Bearden President and CEO of 1st National Bank
Mr. James Carter Retired Exec. Director, Strategic Marketing Insights & Research, AT&T Services
Dr. Jerry DeHay Founding Dean, COB
Ms. Monica Fowler CFO & VP of Finance, Ft. Worth Transportation Authority
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 Association.
Mr. Mark Martin President of Interbank
Ms. Paula Matzen Former Director, Finance & Business Operations, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Ms. Vickie Pettit Sr. VP, Asst. Chief Operating Officer First Financial Bank, N.A.-Stephenville
Mr. Gerard Rodriguez Network Operations Center Manager, Lockheed Martin Corp.