Jerel Booker

Assistant Commissioner for College Readiness and Success
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Jerel Booker serves as the Assistant Commissioner for College Readiness and Success for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Before joining THECB, he served as the Executive Director of Stand for Children Texas, a national education advocacy nonprofit. Booker previously served as Associate Commissioner for Educator and Student Policy Initiatives for the Texas Education Agency. Booker’s professional career also includes service as an Associate Vice President for External Affairs at Coppin State University, an education legislative/policy advisor to the Governor of Maryland, as well as the Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Early in his career, Booker worked as a teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in political science and criminology.

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