Blinn College Reaction To Brazos County Commissioners Filling A Board Of Trustees Vacancy

Photo of Jason Jennings courtesy of Baylor Scott & White.

News release from Blinn College:

Blinn College is pleased to welcome Jason Jennings, President of Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region, to its Board of Trustees.

Jennings was appointed to the Blinn College board by the Brazos County Commissioners Court.

His term begins immediately and runs through November 2019.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Blinn College Board of Trustees, and can think of no better way to serve the community than to support the important work that Blinn College performs for local students and employers,” Jennings said.

Prior to his role as President at Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region, Jennings served as Chief Operating Officer for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, where he led the opening of a new hospital campus and managed operations for the 310-bed, Level II trauma center. During his time there, the hospital experienced double-digit growth in admissions, surgeries, births, catheterization procedures, and financial metrics.

Jennings is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. He holds master’s degrees in physical therapy and business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and is board certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

A native Texan who grew up in Arlington, Jennings serves on the HOSPAC Board and Committee of Policy Development with the Texas Hospital Association. He also is an active member of the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as a board member.

“The board is extremely pleased with the appointment of Jason by the commissioners court,” said Charles Moser, Board Chair. “His expertise will be invaluable as Blinn continues to grow and develop programs for our students and the health-related entities of the Brazos Valley.”

Jennings fills the seat vacated by Tammy Spohn, who recently accepted a job in Oregon.

Original story:

The Blinn College board of trustees is back at full strength.

That’s after the Brazos County commission filled a vacancy during Tuesday’s meeting.

Baylor Scott and White College Station region president Jason Jennings joins former Bryan city councilwoman Ann Horton as one of two appointees representing Brazos County.

Jennings will serve through November 30th of 2019.

County judge Duane Peters said College Station city councilman John Nichols was also interested in the position. But the judge said an attorney general’s opinion a couple of years ago recommended against appointing an elected official. That opinion was issued after former mayor Nancy Berry left the Blinn board after she was elected to the county commission.



The A-G’s opinion about Nichols was a disappointment to commissioner Irma Cauley.



Nichols is and Jennings was a member of Blinn’s advisory body, which is required to be considered as a trustee.

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