The Collin College Board of Trustees recently appointed Steve Cone of Frisco to serve in place of founding board member Tino Trujillo, who stepped down in July after nearly 30 years of service.

Steve Cone photo by Nick Young, Collin College photographer

Steve Cone photo by Nick Young, Collin College photographer


Cone will serve in Place 7 until May 2015 when a general election will be held.

Cone, an educator for 19 years, has lived in Frisco since 2002 and has resided in Texas for 28 years. His professional experience includes service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a logistics officer and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as extensive work in education, legislative affairs and as a small business owner. He worked for the College Board as an advanced placement national exam reader for macroeconomics and also worked for Ector County ISD, Frisco ISD and Lewisville ISD teaching economics and history and coaching academic teams.

Cone’s public and community involvement includes the Frisco Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, the Frisco Zoning Advisory Committee, the Frisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Frisco Mayor’s Youth Council, Frisco 101, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Vision North Texas education committee and the Hardin-Simmons University Board of Young Associates. He is also a member of the Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton.

Cone holds a Master of Arts degree in educational administration from UT-Permian Basin and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hardin-Simmons University.


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Steve Cone photo by Nick Young, Collin College photographer