Fall 2011 Commencement Speaker
Elaine Mendoza of San Antonio received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Ms. Mendoza is founder, President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI). Established in 1990, CMI is a biotechnology and medical informatics company. Within the biotechnology industry, CMI's strengths lie in building scientific and technical teams to develop unique technological solutions to address issues in areas such as chemical/biological defense, trauma medicine and population health. CMI’s core competency in medical informatics revolves around CMI’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system banded as Sevocity. Sevocity empowers physician practices and health centers to embrace EHRs by delivering an easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
Ms. Mendoza serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Research Park Foundation, the San Antonio Area Foundation and The Texas Technology Development Center. She is also a member of the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County and a Board member of Generation Texas San Antonio.
Ms. Mendoza has been involved in community initiatives revolving around the expansion of educational opportunities, health care and economic growth. She was a member of the Mayor Castro’s SA2020 Charting the Course for the Next Decade Steering Committee and Mayor Hardberger’s Task Force on Corporate Recruitment and Retention. In January 2006, Governor Rick Perry appointed her to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on which she served as Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Committee on Closing the Gaps and, in 2010, as Vice Chairman. Governor Perry also appointed her to the Commission for a College Ready Texas in April 2007.
Ms. Mendoza served on the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Board of Directors and as a member of the “Code Red” task force, a blue-ribbon, 17-member task force assembled by the Academic Health Science Centers of Texas to study Texans’ access to health care. She also served as the 2004 and 2005 Chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and as the 2001-2003 Chairperson of the Board of the Alamo Workforce Development, now Workforce Solutions Alamo. In 2000-2001, Ms. Mendoza served on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities and, nationally, she was appointed by Senator Trent Lott and chaired the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (CAWMSET) in 1999-2000.
Ms. Mendoza was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2011. Her term expires February 1, 2017.
Source: TAMUS Website