Daniel L. Yates is appointed to BC Board of Regents
New Brazosport College Board of Regent Daniel Yates, left, is sworn in by Board of Regents Chair Carolyn Johnson at the Board of Regents’ August regular meeting Monday at Brazosport College.
Brazosport College is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel L. Yates to the school’s Board of Regents.
Yates, who was sworn in at the August regular Board of Regents meeting, is vice president at Freeport Welding & Fabricating, Inc. and a 1982 Angleton High School graduate. After high school, he attended Rice University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1986.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the current board members on the many important college and community issues that they face,” Yates said. “I think they’ve been doing a fantastic job and I’m hoping that I will be able to contribute immediately, and positively, to that ongoing effort.”
A seventh-generation Texan who moved to the Angleton area with his family in 1967, Yates began his career at Freeport Welding & Fabricating in 1978, working summers as a welder’s helper. After graduating college in 1986, he began working full-time as an engineer and draftsman at the Freeport business. He was named vice president in 1997.
Yates has been a Lake Jackson resident since 1986. He is an active member of the ASME Board of Professional Engineers and is licensed in Texas. He’s also a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson and has served as Stephen Minister.
Yates has enjoyed coaching his sons in youth basketball, baseball and soccer. He’s also refereed youth basketball, along with volunteering at high school and community swimming and water polo events.
Yates is married to his wife of 25 years, Joetta Bellar Yates, and they have two children, Tyler and Cameron.
Yates takes over for Harry Koester, who served on the College’s board for 11 years before passing away in April.