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February 24, 2015
Ramit Plushnick-Masti
Public Information Officer
Dr. Robert H. McPherson, a professor and dean in the University of Houston’s College
of Education, has been appointed by Mayor Annise Parker to the Houston Forensic
Science Center’s Board of Directors. Dr. McPherson, who received his Ph.D. in
counseling psychology from the University of Houston, has more than 35 years of
experience in higher education, corporate outplacement and consulting and training.
Dr. McPherson’s experience as the co-founder of an educational software and service
company that was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s 100 fastest
growing companies will assist HFSC as it seeks to expand regionally and provide
consulting and training opportunities nationally.
Dr. McPherson has been confirmed by the Houston City Council to fill position six on
the board. His term expires June 30, 2017.
Houston’s forensic operations, formerly known as the Houston Police Department
Crime Lab, have been managed by Houston Forensic Science Center, Inc., since April 3,
HFSC is overseen by a Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Houston and
approved by the Houston City Council. HFSC manages independent forensic
operations that currently operate in eight disciplines.
Further information regarding HFSC is available at
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