Vernon N. Reaser III, appointed to the Board of Regents in 2013, is the founder, president, and CEO of Texas Teachers, a certification company headquartered in Houston with offices around the state. Texas Teachers operates exclusively in Texas and is the single largest producer of teachers in the state, each year placing thousands of new teachers in hundreds of school districts across Texas. He is focused on innovative methods to support the teaching profession and improve quality in the changing education landscape in Texas through curriculum and technology.
Reaser was born in Houston and raised in South Texas around Victoria. He has been around agriculture and energy all his life including his family farming and ranching enterprises as well as his own oil and gas investments.
Reaser graduated from Texas State University in 1988 with a BBA in Finance and an MBA the following year.
A passionate entrepreneur, Reaser has been involved in many small businesses from early on in his career, starting as a realtor at Reaser Realty Group and later owning his first business, Reaser Ad Pro. He also has prior experience in the financial services and banking industries. Larger entrepreneurial ventures would later include producing a Hollywood movie and real estate investments.
Reaser has served on the board of the Victoria Crime Stoppers, Ducks Unlimited, and the Victoria JCs. He has also been active with philanthropic causes such as the Cattle Barons Ball, raising money for the American Cancer Society, the Victoria Live Stock Show and Rodeo and other civic and volunteer organizations.
Reaser is currently chairman of the System's Rules and Regulations Committee and is a member of the Lamar Components Committee.
He is married to Emily Lauren Reaser and has two children. Reaser's term on the Board of Regents expires in 2019.