Governor Abbott Appoints Alton Frailey to the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents

This post originally appeared on the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott's website, Reposted with permission.

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Alton Frailey of Katy, Nelda Blair of The Woodlands and re-appointed Dr. Scott Coleman of Houston to the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents for terms set to expire on January 31, 2021.

Alton Frailey is the superintendent for Katy Independent School District. He is responsible for the daily operations of Katy ISD’s 60 campuses, over 70,000 students and more than 8,500 employees. Prior to joining Katy ISD, he served as superintendent for the DeSoto Independent School District, a suburb of Dallas, Texas and Cincinnati Public Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Previously, Frailey served a number of roles with increasing responsibility in Spring Branch ISD, including: Assistant Superintendent in 2002, Area Superintendent from 1999-2002 and Executive Director of Governmental Operations from 1997-1999. Frailey’s career started in 1983 as a teacher in Goose Creek ISD, where he eventually became an assistant principal, prior to joining Spring Branch ISD. Currently, Frailey is the president-elect of the American Association of School Administrators, the past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators, treasurer of Texas School Alliance and secretary-treasurer of Urban Superintendents Association of America.  He serves on the board of directors for Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Area Economic Development Council, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, West Houston Association and The Bible Seminary. He is a member of the Rotary Club. His professional associations have included leadership positions such as chair of Legislative Council for University Interscholastic League, president of Texas Association of Suburban/Mid Urban Schools and board member for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Frailey has received numerous honors and awards including Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Administrator, Region 4 Superintendent of the Year, Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, Trailblazer Award by South Dallas Business & Professional Women’s Club, Inc., Center for Children & Families Most Valuable Partner Award, Irvin Westheimer Medallion Award for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Recognized as “Most Influential” in Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati and Outstanding Young Men of America. Frailey earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Educational Administration from Stephen F. Austin University. He received his superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Tyler.

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