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Texans Can Academies Announces New Chairman of Board of Trustees

Texans Can Academies Announces New Chairman of Board of Trustees

September 13, 2017

Texans Can Academies, an open enrollment, free public high school of choice with 13 campuses across the state, recently announced Rudy Oeftering as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Oeftering and the Board of Trustees are entrusted with ensuring the continuance of the critical mission of educating the students enrolled with Texans Can Academies.

Oeftering has been active in public service for more than 20 years, during which he has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Best Southwest Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Desoto Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the Chair of the Texas Association of Business, the most recognized pro-active business organization in Texas. Oeftering owns Oeftering Properties, a multi-tenant rental business.

“Rudy’s wealth of business acumen and abundance of compassion and dedication to the success of our students makes him the ideal person to lead the Board of Trustees,” said Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies. “I look forward to working with Rudy and the Board of Trustees to deliver the best educational opportunities available to our students.”

A Board of Trustees, a group of dedicated and talented volunteers, governs Texans Can Academies. In addition, each school also has a group of volunteers who serve as the campus’ Development Council to assist with fundraising efforts. These community leaders lend their support and resources to help the high schools in their mission to provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence.

“Our job as members of the Board of Trustees is to ensure that we continue our critical mission of educating the students entrusted to our care,” said Oeftering. “More importantly, our job is to build on that success for the long term. We must make sure that we are able to reach every student that can benefit from enrolling with Texans Can.”

The United States now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries in graduation rates. Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the U.S., which equates to an average of 7,000 youth a day that lose hope and leave high school.

Texans Can Academies provide hope to all high school students who want to attend school, learn and earn their high school diplomas. To date, more than 141,120 students have changed their lives and the lives of their families through Texans Can Academies.


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