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Governor Abbott Appoints Wong to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

By October 19, 2021April 6th, 2022Media Releases

Oct. 19, 2021, Austin, TX – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Daniel Wong, Ph.D. to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term set to expire on August 31, 2027. The board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.

Daniel Wong, Ph.D. of Houston is President and CEO of Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. and is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. He is a former member and chairman of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and former City Council Member for the City of Sugar Land. He is treasurer for the Fort Bend Economic Development Council and a member of the Brazoria County Business Alliance, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering, and Trust Bank Regional Board. He is chairman of Fort Bend Community Church, a member of the University of Houston Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and member of the Fort Bend Chinese American Association. Additionally, he is a former board member of the Fort Bend YMCA and the Fort Bend American Heart Association. Wong received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Houston and a Master of Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary.

The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is to serve as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader. The agency works to support the state’s higher education goals, found in Texas’ strategic plan for higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas. THECB can be found online at

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