Governor Rick Perry named Wallace Klussman of Fredericksburg chair of the Office of Rural Community Affairs for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.
Klussmann is a ranch owner, certified wildlife biologist and retired professor emeritus at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is a past president of the World Aquaculture Society, and first president of the organization's United States chapter. He was named professor of the year twice at TAMU by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Klussmann received a bachelor's degree and doctoral degree from TAMU, and a master's degree from Sam Houston State University. His term expires Feb. 1, 2013.
Perry also appointed seven other members to the office, which supports community development, educational and leadership opportunities and health care for rural areas of Texas. Two are from West Texas, including:
Charles Butts of Lamesa is CEO of Medical Arts Hospital, Lamesa. He is a member of the Texas Hospital Association, Northwest Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals where he served on the board of directors for eight years. Butts served in the U.S. Navy and attended California State University at Long Beach. His term expires Feb. 1, 2013.
Woodrow Anderson of Colorado City is owner of Anderson Farms. He is past chairman of the National Cotton Council where he served on committees for the council's Boll Weevil Eradication Program, Beltwide Cotton Conferences and Farm Policy Development Task Force. Anderson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His term expires Feb. 1, 2009.
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