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Representative Garnet Coleman Visits His Alma Mater

Representative Garnet Coleman visits campus and receives UST pin from UST President Richard LudwickThe University of St. Thomas President Dr. Richard Ludwick presented Garnet F. Coleman, District 147 representative in the Texas House of Representatives, with an alumni pin during his visit to campus on Tuesday, August 21.

Coleman has continuously served in the Texas House of Representatives since 1991 and has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of healthcare, economic development and education. He is currently the senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affairs Committee. Coleman also served as a member of the House Select Committee for Mental Health during the 84th Legislative Session and is currently serving on the House Select Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse.

Raised in Houston, Coleman attended Howard University in Washington, D,C, and graduated from the University of St. Thomas cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990.

“I don’t think I would have graduated from college if I hadn’t transferred to UST,” Coleman said. “I had health issues and everybody was accommodating and helped me. It was like a family.”

Coleman and his wife, Angelique, reside in Houston’s University Oaks neighborhood. They have two children, Austin and Evan.