KERA/KXT Community Advisory Board Chair & Vice Chair Confirmation
▸ Membership Committee Action Item: Affirm 2021 and 2022 leadership for the KERA/KXT Community Advisory Board. Please review the bios below, then scroll down to verify your vote.
Chair Nominee: Amanda Arizola
Amanda Jane Arizola, MBA, MHSM, is the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Philanthropy Southwest, a regional philanthropy supporting organization. Arizola also serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Analyst for CoACT North Texas. She is the first Latina-appointed board member to the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers, JPS Health Network. She has been a member of the KERA/KXT CAB since 2015.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a double B.A. in Government and Mexican American Studies. She also earned a double master’s in Business Administration and Health Systems Management from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. Arizola enjoys supporting the community through volunteer work with the Mayor’s Star Council and Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.
Vice Chair Nominee: Carlos Morales
Dr. Carlos Morales is President of the TCC Connect Campus, the largest and fastest growing of the six campuses that are part of Tarrant County College District, which delivers eLearning and Weekend College programs to non-traditional students. He is responsible for the educational endeavors of more than 20,000 students served by 500+ faculty. He has been instrumental in shaping TCC’s technological future academically, administratively and strategically.
Dr. Morales is an instructional technology scholar, visionary and dynamic leader with experience at undergraduate, graduate, public and private higher education institutions. An educator, presenter and author, his experience spans more than 25 years as a faculty member of Biology, Science Education, Educational Technology and Instructional Design in the classroom and online. He is a sought-out expert and leader in higher education innovation, and he is experienced in creating converged learning environments (online, hybrid and web-assisted) and adult and accelerated learning opportunities. Dr. Morales serves on governing boards at the local, regional and national levels in the United States and is an active peer reviewer on editorial boards for academic journals in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and the European Union.
Dr. Morales has been a member of the KERA/KXT CAB since 2016. He graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology and Science Education. He earned his doctorate from Capella University in Instructional Design for Online Learning.