Special Recognition of AVID Board Member Melendy Lovett 

It is with enduring gratitude that AVID Center acknowledges the contributions of Melendy Lovett, who is retiring from the AVID Center Board of Directors after 11 years of service to the organization and to the children of our nation. With her expertise in math and science education, as well as her strong business background, Melendy guided AVID in many important directions. Above all, Melendy has always made sure that equity and achievement are at the forefront of AVID’s efforts. When she joined the AVID Center board, she was serving as a senior vice president at Texas Instruments, as well as president of TI’s Education Technology Business, where she also founded the Women of TI Fund, a nonprofit group that strives to improve math and science education for girls in middle and high school. Currently, Melendy is a senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Trinity Industries. Her accomplishments have been recognized by many, including the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.

AVID is grateful for Melendy’s leadership of our organizational imperatives, as she always asked strategic questions, with the achievement of all students in mind. Sandy Husk, AVID Center’s CEO, noted Melendy’s accomplishments, saying, “Our staff, along with our AVID sites, districts, and especially students and their families, have truly benefited from Melendy’s commitment and compassion, as well as her great expertise in many areas. She made sure that we maintained our focus on quality and equity, as our work spread across the nation. I personally benefited on many occasions from her wise counsel. We will miss her.”

Many thanks to Melendy Lovett for supporting the AVID mission!


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