TMI appoints new board members

TMI 120 logo COLORTwo new members have joined the Board of Governors at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas.

TMI_Patrick_GarciaPatrick R. Garcia, a member of the school’s class of 1972, is president of Division Laundry and Cleaners. A previous president of the TMI Alumni Council (now Association), he is a member of the board of the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association; serves on the steering committee of the Citizens’ Bond Committee of Northside Independent School District; and as an alternate member representing industries on the Region L, South Texas Regional Water Planning Group. Garcia is also a member and former chairman of the Water Resources Committee of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association. A longtime advisory director of Frost National Bank, he previously has served on the boards of Santa Rosa Long-term Care Hospital and the Incarnate Word Retirement community and held numerous committee positions with San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS). Garcia earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from St. Mary’s University.

TMI_Daryl_LansdalDaryl L. Lansdale Jr., the parent of two TMI students, is partner-in-charge of the San Antonio office of Norton Rose Fulbright and head of its Corporate and Securities practice. He is experienced in mergers and acquisition, securities offerings, conducting internal investigations and advising directors on corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues.  He is a member of KLRN-TV’s Alamo Public Telecommunications Council Board of Directors and on the board of The First Tee of Greater San Antonio, an organization that provides educational programs to promote healthy choices through the game of golf. He also is a past president of St. Mary’s University’s Forum on Entrepreneurship. Lansdale earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

Other TMI Board of Governors members are: Michael R. Amini, Tom C. Frost, Patrick R. Garcia, Robert Jalnos, Lisa Cooper McCutcheon, Jeffrey W. Miller, Marc A. Notzon, J. David Oppenheimer and Richard W. Smith Jr. The Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, serves as chairman of the board, and Stephen E. Walker is executive chairman. Retired Maj. Gen. James M. Lyle, president of the school’s board of trustees, and John W. Cooper, Ph.D., headmaster, serve as ex-officio members.

Members of TMI’s Board of Governors preserve the mission and purpose of the school. They determine, monitor and strengthen the school’s programs and services; and provide financial oversight, effective organizational planning and adequate resources to fulfill the mission.

Throughout the 2013-2014 school year, TMI is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its founding in 1893. The flagship school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional Junior ROTC and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 698-7171.