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Steering Board

The Dallas County Promise Steering Board is an oversight group that looks for larger connections and relationships to support the strategy set by the Alignment Council.

Alignment Council

The Dallas County Promise Alignment Council is a representative group of leaders across the county who are directly impacting the work of the Promise. As a thought-leadership group, the Council helps guide the strategy through which Dallas County will achieve 60x30TX with equity.

  • Joe May, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Todd Williams, CEO and Chairman, The Commit Partnership
  • Bob Mong, President, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Susan Simpson Hull, Superintendent, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Robert (Bobby) Garza, President, Mountain View College
  • Susan Hoff, Chief Strategy, Impact, and Operations Officer, United Way Greater Dallas
  • Drexel Owusu, Senior Vice President Education and Workforce, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Kristyn Edney, Administrator, Advanced Academics, Garland ISD
  • Chemene Crawford, Associate Vice Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Stephanie Holley, Vice President for Student Access and Success, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Michelle Bailey, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Eric Reeves, Managing Director, High Steps LLC
  • Justin Lonon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Jim Spaniolo, Retired President, University of Texas Arlington
  • Pyeper Wilkins, Executive Director, Dallas County Community College District Foundation

Working Groups

Working Groups:  Dallas County Promise working groups focus on specific aspects of the high school-to-career pipeline to understand the challenges and opportunities. These groups outline strategies to reduce barriers to college completion.

  • High School Impact and Improvement
  • Student and Parent Leadership
  • Higher Ed Innovation
  • College and Workforce Alignment
  • Data and Technology Innovation

Talent Council

The Dallas County Talent Council is made up of superintendents, college presidents, and workforce leaders who review the high school-to-career pipeline in Dallas County in order to understand patterns and identify opportunities and obstacles for Dallas County students.

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