O’Caña-Olivarez Elected to State Association Board

For release: October 18, 2017
Contact: Barbara Williams, 512.340.2933
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(Austin)—The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has elected Patricia O’Caña-Olivarez of Mission CISD to a one-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 1, Position A.

For nine years, O’Caña-Olivarez has served on the Mission CISD Board. She currently is the board’s president and has previously served as vice-president and secretary. In addition, she has chaired the Finance, Curriculum and Instruction, and Facilities committees.

A native of Mission and a proud product of Mission CISD schools, she continued her education at St. Mary’s School of Law. After graduating with a doctor of jurisprudence, she returned to her hometown to serve as an attorney and counselor of law/civil and family mediator.

O’Caña-Olivarez currently serves as a member of the Guadalupe Catholic Mission Sunset Lion’s Club. Previously, she was a board member of the Silver Ribbon Community Partners and aided the local adult protective services program. She is a founding member of the Education Foundation of Mission CISD.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.