Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Stephen F. Austin State University Board Of Regents

April 2, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Abbott has reappointed David Alders and appointed Judy Olson and Jennifer Winston to the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) Board of Regents for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025.

David Alders of Nacogdoches is president of Carrizo Creek Corporation, managing partner of Buck Bay Timber, Ltd. and manager of Caddo Farms LLC and Alders Enterprises, Ltd. He is a trustee of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, director and audit committee chair of Citizens 1st Bank, and director of the Texas Forestry Association, the Texas Agricultural Land Trust, and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is director and former president of Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, vice president of the board of Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District, and a charter member of the Region I Regional Water Planning Group board. He is vice-chair of the board of Regents Academy of Nacogdoches and an elder at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Alders received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

Judy Larson Olson of Conroe is The Woodlands Market President of Spirit of Texas Bank. She is a partner in The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership and current chair of the Montgomery County CASA Board of Directors. She is the immediate past president of The Rotary Club of The Woodlands, where she was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Olson is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County, and an advisory board member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, where she was recognized as “Trailblazer” in 2017.  Olson received a Bachelor of Arts in communications SFASU and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.             

Jennifer Winston of Lufkin is a former adjunct faculty member at SFASU and is a pilot, type rated in a jet. She is a parent volunteer at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School and a board member and volunteer at Nacogdoches Co. Historical Society. She is a former board member of the Humane Society of Angelina County and former volunteer at Oak Creek Center. Winston received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from SFASU.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.