Governor appoints three to Stephen F. Austin Board

AUSTIN, TX - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) Board of Regents for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2015. The appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

Valerie E. Ertz of Dallas is owner and president of VEE Services Inc. She is a member of the Public Affairs Club, and the Southern Methodist University and SFASU Alumni associations. Ertz received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in management from Troy State University. She is being reappointed.

Scott Coleman of Houston is a dentist in private practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Association, and Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He is an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Troop 13 Committee Chair, and a member of the Boy Scout Council Board of Directors. Coleman received a bachelor's degree from SFASU and a doctorate of dentistry from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He replaces Paul Pond of Dallas.

Steve D. McCarty of Alto is retired athletics director at SFASU. He is chair of the Alto Community Economic Development Council, and a past member of the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority, National Collegiate Athletic Association and National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors. He is also a member of Masonic Lodge #2 and the Nacogdoches Rotary Club. McCarty received a bachelor's and master's degree in education from SFASU. He replaces Joe Max Green of Nacogdoches.