Mark is the Vice Chancellor for Finance for Tarrant County College District, a comprehensive two-year institution providing education to more than 100,000 students yearly. As the College District's Chief Financial Services Officer, he is responsible for contracting and purchasing services, and overseeing the College's operating capital and financial services; material management, grants compliance, and auxiliary services. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He holds an M.B.A. from the University Chicago, and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University Peabody School of Business. His studies have made him a champion of retention and graduation and is conducting further analysis on how financial and education can change Education. Mark worked in the private sector for 25 years as CFO/controller in the oil and gas industries, and international construction worldwide. In addition, he has been working to reduce the cost of educational material for the students at TCC. Mark has been an advocate to local, state, and federal government to bring about a realistic cost model for education. Mark was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has traveled extensively throughout the world and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Maritza and their four children.