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TSUS Board of Regents Re-Elects Charlie Amato Chairman

November 18, 2011

(HUNTSVILLE) – The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System today re-elected Charlie Amato as chairman of the board and Donna N. Williams as vice chair. Amato and Williams were re-elected unanimously during the Board of Regents meeting held on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

Charlie Amato is the chairman and co-founder of San Antonio-based SWBC, which advises financial institutions on how to manage risk and increase profitability. Amato also owns automobile dealerships and an interest in the San Antonio Spurs franchise, and serves on numerous civic and charitable boards. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Donna N. Williams is a vice president and program manager for Parsons Infrastructure and Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of the Parsons Corporation, a global engineering and construction leader in facilities, advanced technology, and management processes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Prairie View A&M University and has 25 years of program and project management, business development, and engineering design and construction experience in both government and private sectors.

The Texas State University System Board of Regents is the governing body for Texas’ oldest university system, which comprises eight institutions: Lamar University; Sam Houston State University; Texas State University-San Marcos; Sul Ross State University; Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College; Lamar Institute of Technology; Lamar State College-Orange; and Lamar State College-Port Arthur.