Governor Abbott Appoints Texas A&M University System CIO Mark Stone to Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council

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Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Mark Stone, chief information officer for The Texas A&M University System, to his Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council.

The council will study and monitor artificial intelligence systems developed, employed and procured by state agencies.

“Governor Abbott is wise to focus on how the state can best adapt to and use AI,” Stone said. “It is an honor to be selected to help guide these efforts.”

Stone, who lives in Bryan, is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Information Technology Council for Higher Education and a board member of Training Leaders International, To Every Tribe and the Lonestar Education and Research Network. Stone is also an elder with New Life Baptist Church and an adjunct professor for Spurgeon College.

Stone received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in Ethics from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Abbott also appointed to his Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council: John Bash of Austin, the founder and co-managing partner of the Austin office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; Dean Teffer, Ph.D. of Austin, a cybersecurity expert who most recently served as vice president of IronNet Cybersecurity; and Houston resident Angela Wilkins, Ph.D., executive director at Rice University’s Ken Kennedy Institute.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $7.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 23 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state’s economy.

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