Event Types
Apr 26, 2018 – Apr 28, 2018
Larry Pittman
May 01, 2018

Mr. Mannino is a native of Tickfaw, Louisiana in Tangipahoa Parish. He spent his early life on a family farm - growing strawberries, peppers, sweet potatoes and peanuts for boiling not roasting. He has been employed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 1984, having served as County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Tarrant County from 1984 until 1990, as County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Jefferson County from 1990 until 2004 and as County Extension Director in Fort Bend County from 2004 to present. He has hosted and has been a guest on weekly television and radio shows for 22 years including WBAP, KXAS, KTVT and KXJS in Fort Worth/Dallas and KDFM, KBMT, KLVI and KALO in Beaumont/Port Arthur. In addition he has written news articles for up to 7 newspapers per week for 21 years. He founded both the Tarrant County Master Gardener program and the Jefferson County Master Gardener program and their corresponding associations in 1987 and 1991, respectively. Throughout that period of time over 4000 master gardeners were trained and utilized for purpose of Extension outreach. Mr. Mannino is the recipient of over 50 awards, a member of several professional organizations and has served in leadership roles for most.  He is a member of Rotary Club of Rosenberg and served as President in 2010 and Scholarship Chairman since 2011 until present. He is married to Naomi and together they have 5 children - Rachel, Sarah, Frances, Michael and David.

Vince Mannino
May 08, 2018

Dr. Thomas Randle became Lamar CISD’s Superintendent of Schools in 2001. Under his leadership, Lamar CISD is known around the state for academic excellence. During his tenure, the District has twice been recognized by Texas School Business magazine for its best practices. Lamar CISD has earned the HEB Excellence in Education Award for Best Large District and three campuses were named National Blue Ribbon Schools. Student success is also commonplace in Lamar CISD with multiple state championships in athletics and fine arts—among countless other honors and awards. Since Dr. Randle’s arrival in Lamar CISD, the District has added over a dozen facilities—with plans for another dozen on the way. Student enrollment has increased from about 16,000 to 32,000 and the staff has gone from 2,200 to 4,700—making Lamar CISD the second-largest employer in Fort Bend County. Dr. Randle also has a strong record of industry leadership, including service with the Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund, the UIL Legislative Committee, the Texas FFA Association, the Texas Association of School Administrators, the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Texas Academic Decathlon, the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators and the Texas Business and Education Coalition. He’s a Past President of the Texas Association of School Administrators and a Past President of the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. He served on the Texas Education Commissioner’s Cabinet of Superintendents, the Policy Committee on Public Education Information and as an advisor for the Texas Education Agency’s Recommended High School Plan. In 2008, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives appointed Dr. Randle to the Select Committee on Public School Accountability. He’s twice been named the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year (2001 & 2017) and also a finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year. Other honors include the 2004 Texas Educational Support Staff Administrator of the Year and Texas A&M’s 2012 John R. Hoyle Award for Educational Leadership. In 2017, the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators recognized Dr. Randle by naming a statewide award in his honor. He received an Oklahoma Regent of Higher Education Fellowship and served on a focus group for the Council of Chief State School Officers in Washington D.C. Dr. Randle earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate from Oklahoma State University. At A&M, Dr. Randle was a Distinguished Student, and was named an Outstanding Graduate and a Notable Graduate nominee. Dr. Randle began his education career as an agriculture teacher in Sweeny, then worked his way up the administrative ladder in Conroe ISD, as an assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent for secondary education. He also served as superintendent in LaMarque ISD for six years prior to arriving in Lamar CISD. Ultimately, Dr. Randle is still a teacher at heart. He has served as an adjunct professor at UH Clear Lake, Lamar University and Texas A&M University.

Dr. Thomas Randle
May 15, 2018

Cameron Goodman was named Director of Economic Development for the City of Richmond in December 2017. In this position, Cameron also serves as the Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Richmond. His past experience includes serving as the Economic Development Administrator for the City of League City and as a Program Analyst in the City of Waco’s Housing and Economic Development Department. His background includes business attraction, business retention and expansion, research and data analysis, marketing, and grant writing. Cameron holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University.

Cameron Goodman
May 22, 2018
Priscilla Salas
May 29, 2018
Jun 09, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Jun 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

October Smith has embraced a career in education with a deep passion for learning and sharing that love with others.  October has a BS in Biology, an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas.  She has taught students in grades K-12 as well as pre-service teachers at a local university, worked as a district instructional technologist, was the K-12 Science Coordinator for LCISD, and is now the manager at Long Acres Ranch. October has lived in Richmond, TX, for over 20 years with her husband, two daughters and a fun flock of chickens that keep them entertained.

October Smith
Jun 26, 2018