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Barksdale, Monical appointed to Brazosport College Board of Regents

Barksdale, Monical appointed to Brazosport College Board of Regents

Tue Sep 17, 2019

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New Brazosport College Board of Regents Ron Barksdale, left, and Jennifer Monical, right, were sworn in by Board of Regents Chair Carolyn Johnson during the September Board of Regents meeting at Brazosport College.

Brazosport College recently welcomed Ron Barksdale and Jennifer Monical to the school’s Board of Regents. Both Barksdale and Monical were sworn in at the September Board of Regents meeting.

Barksdale, a member of BASF Corporation’s Freeport Site Leadership Team, currently serves as the Site Services Director of the BASF Freeport Site. He joined BASF in 1985 and has worked at five different manufacturing sites in the United States and Canada.

He is a member of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church Board of Trustees and has also served on the Board of Directors for the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce. As an avid hunter and fisherman, Barksdale represents BASF’s sponsorship with Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association.

“I am both excited and honored to join the Board of Regents for Brazosport College,” Barksdale said. “The College has had a major role in driving the economic growth in Brazoria County, and I’m looking forward to offering my assistance in whatever way I can for that continued success.”

Barksdale graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has been married to his wife Roni since 1986 and they have two daughters, Lindsay Barksdale and Ashleigh Babbington, who is married to Capt. Ethan Babbington, USAF. Ron and Roni are members of the LSU Family Council.

Monical is a family nurse practitioner at Brazosport Women’s Health, practicing women’s primary health care with a sub-specialty in uro-gynecology. She has worked as a registered nurse for 25 years in various settings at CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport (formerly Brazosport Regional Hospital) and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

She is the co-founder and vice president of the Brazosport Area Nurse Practitioners executive board, as well as a member of Texas Nurse Practitioners and the Brazosport CAP. She is also a board member of Free Roots, a non-profit organization that works with rescued individuals affected by human trafficking; a volunteer provider at Live Oak Clinic in Lake Jackson; a former board member of Brazosport Regional Hospital Foundation and a former board member of Southwest SIDS Research Institute. Along with her husband, Mark Monical, she helped start Brazos Pointe Fellowship 18 years ago.

“Having grown up in the Brazosport area and benefitted from many of Brazosport College’s programs, I am especially honored to join the Board of Regents,” Monical said. “I am looking forward to serving the college alongside so many other wonderful members of our community.”

After graduating from Brazoswood High School in 1987, Monical earned a Bachelor of Nursing from Baylor University and a Master’s degree as a certified family nurse practitioner from University of Houston. She has been married to Mark for 28 years and has three children and a son-in-law, Hayden, Madison and Nick Roman, and Connor.

Barksdale takes over for Richard Wells, who stepped down from Board Position 6. Monical filled Board Position 1, which was occupied by the late Lucilla Henderson.