Leadership and Staff
Dr. Rhodes holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and a master of arts degree in educational management and development from New Mexico State University. He earned his doctorate through the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Verde also served as Board Chair for Texas Public Radio and SAY Si and treasurer for ACCIÓN Texas, and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Verde holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In 2011, Mr. Wilson was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry. Regent Wilson serves as Vice Chairman to the Board of Regents, Chair of the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, and Vice Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. Welcome currently serves on the Board of the Alamo Endowment in San Antonio, and serves as Chairman of the Alamo Complex Management. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Trellis Company, Friend of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Wilson, who is a native Texan, is married, has 5 children and attended the University of Denver.
She holds bachelor of arts degrees in English and Spanish from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and a master of arts in communication from Wichita State University.
Ms. Achilles has served as program officer for Trellis Foundation (and formerly for Trellis Company/TG) since 2013. Ms. Achilles serves on the steering committees for the Grantmakers for Education Data Impact Group and the Central Texas Education Funders Network as well as the Membership Committee for the National Scholarship Providers Association. She also leads the board of directors for a dance and wellness studio in Austin.
She earned a bachelor’s of science in communication from Lamar University and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and public policy, with a focus on nonprofit studies.