Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council


October 29, 2021 | Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kendal Carrillo, Donna McKethan, and Ron Rohrbacher to the Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council for terms to be determined as set forth by law in House Bill 3938, 87R. The Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council is established to advise the commission regarding the alignment of public high school career and technology education programs with current and future workforce needs in communities, regions, and the state.

Kendal Carrillo of Austin is the Associate Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor at Texas State Technical College where he develops strategic initiatives to fulfill the mission of the College. He represents the Office of the Chancellor in events, including workforce development and fundraising. He previously served as a Financial Analyst and Manager at The University of Texas Athletic Department, Senior Financial Analyst at Archrock, and Senior Financial Analyst at Multiview. Carrillo received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Donna McKethan of Waco is the Director of Career and Technical Education for Waco Independent School District where she directs the district’s program to improve student learning and instruction. She previously served as a Home Economics Teacher at Valley Mills ISD and Bosqueville ISD. She is a member and former president of the Career and Technical Association of Texas. McKethan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Baylor University, a Master of Education from Tarleton State University, and is currently working on her dissertation in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University.

Ron Rohrbacher of League City is the Vice President of Construction Training for Perry Homes where he trains new construction staff and serves as a safety coordinator. Rohrbacher formerly served as the Director of Construction Development and Training at Perry Homes. He currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Association of Builders Building Code Committee and on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Texas Association of Builders. Rohrbacher received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana State University and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University.


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