Staff member sworn into Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
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Posted: 02/09/2009
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Congratulations to Maureen F. McClain, associate director of Disability Services at The University of Texas-Pan American, who was recently appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. McClain was one of five individuals in the state, whose terms will expire Feb. 1, 2010, to be chosen for the committee that works to ensure Texans with disabilities may live their lives with integrity, independence and productivity. Pictured is McClain being sworn in by U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa in late January in McAllen to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. McClain, who has been employed with UTPA for more three years, earned her bachelor's degree in rehabilitative services and a master's in rehabilitative counseling from UTPA. She is a member of the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, and was appointed to the Academic Advisement Council. To learn more about UTPA's Disability Services department and the services offered, visit or for more information on the committee, visit