O’Caña-Olivarez Reelected to State Association Board

For release: October 29, 2018
Contact: Theresa Gage-Dieringer, 512.467.3564
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(Austin) — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Patricia O’Caña-Olivarez of Mission CISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 1, position A.

For 10 years, O’Caña-Olivarez has served on the Mission CISD Board of Trustees. She has served the board in various roles, including president, vice-president, and secretary. In addition, she has chaired the Finance, Insurance, and Facilities committees.

A native of Mission, she is a proud product of Mission CISD schools. She continued her education at St. Mary’s School of Law and received a doctor of jurisprudence. After graduating from St. Mary’s, she returned to her hometown to serve her community as an attorney and counselor at law and as a civil and family mediator. She also is an alternate municipal court judge for the City of Alton.

O’Caña-Olivarez is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she is a Eucharistic minister, and the Mission Sunset Lion’s Club. Previously, she served on the board of the Silver Ribbon Community Partners, which aids the local adult protective services program. She is a founding member of the Education Foundation of Mission CISD, which provides grants and scholarships to students and district employees.

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.