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Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee


The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Advisory Committee advises the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on matters related to the administration of the AEL programs in Texas.

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About the Committee

The AEL advisory committee meets quarterly and reports to the Commission at least annually and is charge with advising the Commission on:

  • The development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce
  • The development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skills development
  • The development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training
  • The development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes
  • The exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs
  • Other issues TWC’s three-member Commission considers appropriate

The advisory committee must comprise of no more than nine members, including at least one representative of the business community and one representative of a local Workforce Solutions office.

Members are appointed for staggered two-year terms. Members are limited to one term and continued membership will be reviewed when a member no longer serves in the same employment capacity as when appointed to the committee.

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Committee Members

List of Advisory Committee members, their employment, term, and position represented.





Term Expires

Jauneen Maldonado Fort Worth  Workforce Board Director, Adult Education, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County December 2023
Steve Banta Dallas/Fort Worth Nonprofit Executive Director, Literacy Texas December 2023
Leslie Cantu San Antonio Business Assistant Vice President of Administration, Toyotetsu October 2024
Dr. Ben Stafford Port Arthur Community College/Higher Education Vice President, Workforce and Continuing Education, Lamar State College—Port Arthur May 2025
Cindy Fisher Austin State Broadband Office Broadband Senior Program Coordinator, Texas Broadband Office May 2025
Kristina Hartman Huntsville Corrections Education Superintendent, Windham School District May 2025

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Meeting Schedule, Agenda & Minutes

Meeting Location

Meetings will be held virtually on Zoom, at 1:30 p.m. CST unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee meets at least four times a year, or as needed. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted as they become available. All linked documents are in pdfPDF - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Frank Phillips College for a $160,469 Job-Training Grant or videoYoutube format.


March 15, 2023 June 21, 2023 September 27, 2023 December 6, 2023



March 30, 2022 June 22, 2022 October 19, 2022 December 7, 2022


March 31, 2021 June 23, 2021 September 15, 2021 December 1, 2021


June 24, 2020 September 23, 2020 December 9, 2020


March 27, 2019 September 11, 2019


April 19, 2018 June 20, 2018 September 19, 2018 December 12, 2018
- Agenda


March 29, 2017 June 7, 2017 September 20, 2017 December 13, 2017


September 21, 2016

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