Susan and Bill are native Texans. Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from TAMU in 1974 and later earned her M.Ed. from Sam Houston State University. Susan was Lead Faculty and Program Director for the Interior Design Department at Lone Star College – Kingwood until she retired in 2012. During her tenure, she designed and implemented a degree in Facilities Management and spearheaded the accreditation of the design program by the National Kitchen and Bath Association to teach the specialized curriculum of kitchen and bath design. Bill earned a BBA degree in Accounting in 1974 and worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation for 35 years, retiring in 2009 as the Global Business Systems Strategy Manager. He and Susan lived in many places in the United States as well as fulfilling assignments in Norway and Australia. Following retirement, Bill became involved in organizations dedicated to citizen education toward conducting fair local and national elections. Both Susan and Bill are committed to the continuation of quality teacher education as well as to preservation efforts through the Cushing Library initiatives on the TAMU campus.