LU alum appointed to Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation

Lamar University alumna Lori High was recently appointed to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation by Governor Greg Abbott.

The commission oversees the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which provides oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities and equipment. This includes things like air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, athletic trainers, and barbers to electricians, podiatrists and tow truck drivers.

High of Spicewood, Texas, began her long career as a nurse practitioner by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lamar University. She also obtained a Master of Science in Nursing Gerontology and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed the Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. High is now retired.

According to the governor’s office, she is a former member of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, American Association of Diabetes, and the American Association of Diabetes Educator. She is also a former member and treasurer of the Galveston Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Additionally, she is a volunteer for the All Saints Austin Presbyterian Church Children’s Ministry, former Secretary of the Canyon Oaks Garden Club, former member of Exodus Ministries Women’s Council, and former volunteer for Park Cities Presbyterian Church Sunday School. 

High is among two individuals appointed to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation. Abbott also reappointed Rick Figueroa of Brenham last month.

Both High and Figueroa’s terms are set to expire on Feb. 1, 2027.