AISD Trustees appoint Paul Shanklin to fill Dr. Alton Smith’s unexpired term

Paul Shanklin

During the December 16 Board of Education meeting, AISD Trustees appointed Mr. Paul Shanklin to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Alton Smith, who resigned from the Board in November after being elected to the Lone Star College Board.

The recommendation was made by the Board’s Nominating Committee, which was chaired by Dr. Viola M. Garcia. Fellow Trustees Steve Mead and Dr. Smith also served on the committee.

Mr. Shanklin is an attorney and an adjunct professor at the Houston Community College Southeast Campus, where he teaches American and Texas Government. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Downtown where he teaches Critical Pedagogy and Multicultural Education.

He has volunteered in Aldine schools and has been a resident of the Aldine community for 25 years.

Mr. Shanklin will be sworn in at the January 13 Trustee’s meeting.