Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Carol Willis

ORG Texas Education Telecommunication Network (TETN) Title BIO Carol Willis, Manager, Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN), has responsibility for the effective operation and management of TETN, a distance learning network connecting the twenty education service centers and their school districts. Carol is responsible for managing the daily operations of the network and coordinating with the regional centers to serve the needs of over 800 school districts. Carol actively participates in initiatives to develop statewide telecommunication plans for serving education in Texas. She has served on the Public Utility Commission project to review statewide incentive regulations for schools, three working committees of the Telecommunication Infrastructure Fund, and the Billing Task Force to revamp the state's telecommunications billing structure. Carol recently contributed to the re-write of the education section of the Strategic Plan for State Government Telecommunications Services. Prior to joining TETN in August 2000, Carol served in state government for 23 years and taught Texas history in public school. She has extensive experience in managing technical services, strategic planning and project implementation. Carol holds a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University. Carol is a long-time community volunteer serving on boards of Executive Women in Texas Government, Leadership Texas Alumnae Association, Susan G. Komen Austin Affiliate, Travis County Children's Advocacy Center, and the Austin Junior Forum. She is a 1999 recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women in Texas Government.