Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Date of Appointment: 08/15/2001
Term Expires: Ex Officio Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Stacey Silverman, PhD, is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Academic Quality, in the Division of Academic Quality and Workforce at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In her role, Dr. Silverman provides leadership on the development of statewide policy initiatives related to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.
Dr. Silverman oversees the review and approval process of proposed and existing degree programs. She is also responsible for the oversight of programs that encourage the education, training, and development of Texas resident physicians pursuing family medicine and other needed health care professionals, and providing agency support for increased research efforts. Dr. Silverman also coordinates ongoing studies in higher education and provides resource information to the Board and the Texas Legislature.
Dr. Silverman's staff manages and administers the Family Medicine Residency Program, Rural Rotation Program, Joint Admissions Medical Program, Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, Research Development Fund, Emergency and Trauma Care Education Program, and the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program. Dr. Silverman and her staff are responsible for collecting and disseminating information on research expenditures, intellectual property income, and research centers at Texas higher education institutions.
Dr. Silverman served as the agency's Interim Assistant Commissioner for the Workforce, Academic Affairs, and Research Division in 2013. She was also the agency’s appointee to the Governor's Office Health Care Policy Council and chaired the Subcommittee on Health Care Workforce. Since 2001, she has served as the agency's appointee to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. The Council is charged with reviewing and updating the Texas State Health Plan, a state-level workforce policy and implementation plan to help Texas achieve an adequately trained and prepared health care workforce.
Dr. Silverman's past accomplishments include serving as lead staff to the Coordinating Board's Task Force on Health Professions Education, one of four groups that developed agency's current strategic plan Closing the Gaps by 2015.
Prior to joining the staff of the Coordinating Board in 1993, Dr. Silverman was Director of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Silverman holds a PhD in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Texas Christian University and her master's degree in political science from Midwestern State University. She is married to Andrew Silverman and they have a daughter, Sloane.