Texas Tech Law Professor Reappointed to State Disabilities Committee
March 18, 2009
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Governor’s Committee on People with
Disabilities for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2011.
Reappointed to the committee is Brian D. Shannon, the Charles "Tex" Thornton professor
of law at the Texas Tech University School of Law.
The committee works to ensure that Texans with disabilities have full and equal access
to lives of independence, productivity and self determination.
Shannon is president of the Lubbock County Bar Association and an elected member of
the American Law Institute. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Lubbock
Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center Board of Directors and Lubbock
Dispute Resolution Center Advisory Board. He also is Texas Tech's faculty athletics
representative to the NCAA and Big 12 Conference. Shannon served in the U.S. Air Force,
and received a bachelor's degree from Angelo State University and a law degree from
the University of Texas at Austin.
Other reappointments include Joe Bontke of Houston, Daphne Brookins of Fort Worth
and David A. Fowler of Katy. New appointees include Alan Babin Jr. of Round Rock,
who replaces Shane Whitehurst of Austin; and Bobby Z. "Robby" Holcomb Jr. of Mount
Pleasant, who replaces Roland Guzman of San Antonio.
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CONTACT: Brian Shannon, Charles "Tex" Thornton professor of law, Texas Tech University
School of Law,
(806) 742-3990 ext. 259, or firstname.lastname@example.org.