Governor Abbott Appoints Young As State Refugee Coordinator

November 17, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Cecile Young as the State Refugee Coordinator for a term set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The State Coordinator will have the responsibility and authority to ensure coordination of public and private resources in refugee resettlement in the State.

Cecile Young of Austin is chief of staff of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Previously, she served as senior special projects advisor for Governor Rick Perry and as an associate commissioner of the HHSC Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services. She has over twenty-eight years of state government budget and policy experience, and she has served three governors, an attorney general, and a state representative. Young received a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University.