The Honorable Ron J. Price (Mesquite, Texas)
Regent Ronald (Ron) J. Price was appointed to the Texas Southern University (TSU) Board of Regents by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in January of 2019. He is currently the Secretary of the Texas Southern University Board of Regents.
Regent Price is a proven community leader in the city of Dallas, state of Texas and the nation. Prior to joining the TSU Board of Regents, Mr. Price serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Research and Technology Group, He also founded M5 Global Partners and served as their CEO, where he specialized in risk assessment & management, governance & compliance, and risk mitigation strategies to government businesses and private & public companies.
Regent Price was the first person to win a Dallas ISD School Board seat while still an employee of DISD and the youngest person to be elected to the Texas Association of School Boards. During his tenure on the DISD school board, he served as president in 2006 and three terms as first vice-president. Mr. Price served two terms as secretary of the board and served as budget and finance chair (2003-2005) over a district operational budget of $1.1 billion and a $1.3 billion bond program. In 2009, he served as budget and finance chair, overseeing a $1.2 billion operational budget and $1.3 billion bond program. Under Regent Price's leadership, the district built 35 new schools, more than 30 school additions, a central kitchen and a $40 million athletic complex. He is one of only two school board members in the history of Texas to pass two $1.3 billion school bond programs. The district bond program hit a record 45-percent minority participation under his leadership.
In 1999, Regent Price successfully led the effort to create the Dallas ISD Police Department. He had in-depth knowledge of security and risk issues affecting schools as a former security administrator for DISD. In 2010, Mr. Price was appointed to the board of directors for the Black Contractors Association. He currently serves on the board of the Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce. He has held posts as president of the African-American School Board Association for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and past vice-president of the National Caucus of Black School Board Members. He was selected in April 2009 as the chair-elect of the National Black Caucus of School Board Members Board of Directors at the NSBA Conference in San Diego.
Regent Price is the past president of the National Young School Board Members Caucus. The National African American School Board Member Council honored Mr. Price at their Sixth Annual Summit in October 2006 with the Founders Award for Excellence in Education and recognized him for being a national leader in education. He has also served as past president of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members and the National Association of African American School Board Members, and past representative for Dallas on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He served as the 2008 Chair for the TASB By-Laws Committee. Mr. Price is the former owner of Pizzano Pizza and Movies and held a temporary role as superintendent of Prime Prep Academy.
In 1995 Regent Price led the effort to establish a state law making illegal to sale alcohol within 1,000 feet of any school in the State of Texas. He established the first All Girls Public School in the state of Texas in 2004. In 2005 Regent Price authored the policy to make Dallas ISD the first school district in the nation to go mandatory school uniforms. In 2018 Governor Greg Abbott nominated Regent Price to the 13 member National 400 Years of African Americans History Commission in Washington DC.
Regent Price attended Texas Southern University and Paul Quinn College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
Regent Price has been mentioned in various national publications including Education Week, USA Today, Jet and Essence magazines, and more than I00 newspapers across the nation. He also has been featured on national television news programs, including NBC World News, Hannity and Colmes, Fox Good Morning, CNN, BBC News, and Fox and Friends.