Board Member Profiles

Alvin Community College has nine members on the Board of Regents. Each member is elected to a six year term, and all members serve at-large.


'Bel Sanchez - ChairSanchez, 'Bel - Chair

206 Ridgemont Drive
Alvin, Texas 77511
Position 2
Term Expires 2024



Board Chair Sanchez is a retired educator from Alvin Independent School District where she served as Director of Bilingual Services.  She has given her time to many organizations including serving as President of Soroptimist International of Alvin, board member of the Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA, board member of the Community Health Network, a former member of the United Way of Brazoria County, a former member of the Brazoria County Red Cross and a member of the Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She has an Associate’s Degree from Wharton Junior College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Education from Pan American University. Chair Sanchez’s late husband Dan also served as an educator and coach. She has two sons Christopher and Michael, and two grandsons, Calvin and Michael.

Jody Droege - Vice ChairDroege, Jody - Vice Chair

514 Towne Ct
Alvin, Texas 77511
Position 4
Term expires 2026



Board Vice Chair Droege is Vice President with TDEC, Inc.-- Electrical Contractor. She is active in her community serving with several civic and professional organizations including Soroptimist International of Alvin, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Alvin ISD Education Foundation, Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, Alvin Sunrise Rotary, and Alvin Community College Foundation. She earned her Associate’s Degrees in Business Administration and Management from ACC. She has been married to her husband for 37 years and has two children, Nick and Lauren, and four granddaughters. Regent Droege has won numerous community awards including: Brazoria County Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Soroptimist International of Alvin Volunteer of the Year and Woman of Distinction, Community Foundation of Brazoria County Philanthropist of the Year, Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year and Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Awards.

Dr. Patty HertenbergerHertenberger, Patty - Secretary

4011 County Road 156
Alvin, Texas 77511
Position 7
Term expires 2028



Board Secretary Hertenberger is a retired Dean of the ACC Continuing Education Workforce Development program. Her educational background includes earning an Associate’s Degree from Alvin Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Hertenberger and her husband have been married for 48 years.

Breah KnapeKnape, Breah
15007 CR 185
Alvin, TX  77511
Position 1
Term Expires 2030



Regent Knape is currently the executive director of the ACTIONS, Inc. of Brazoria County which provides support for elderly patients by providing them transportation, helping them secure financial support, assist with medical providers, finding medical equipment and more. She is active in the community serving as the chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Aging and Disability Committee, a board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gulf Coast, a member of the advocacy committee for Texas Meals on Wheels and a member of Rotary Club of Angleton. Regent Knape attended ACC and then transferred to Sam Houston State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She is a lifelong resident of Brazoria County and has a son.

Jim CrummCrumm, Jim
2628 County Road 145
Alvin, Texas 77511
Position 3
Term Expires 2024



Dr. Crumm is the staff veterinarian of the Veterinarian Hospital of Alvin. He is active in his community serving with the Galveston County Area Veterinary Medical Association and the Alvin Community College Foundation. Dr. Crumm has an Associate’s Degree from ACC, Bachelor’s Degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Science from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Regent Crumm is married to his wife Mary Jane and has two children.

Darren SheltonShelton, Darren
1035 Stevenwood Lane
Alvin, Texas 77511
Position 5
Term Expires 2026



Regent Shelton is a supply chain technologist and CPO with FuelTrust. He has volunteered with local organizations including the Lions Club, Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee. He studied at Stephen F. Austin State University and Hope University. He and his wife, Aimee Shelton, are the proud parents of three daughters, all of whom are ACC alumni. In addition to his professional duties, regent Shelton has served as a chaplain for three police agencies and is currently Pastor at Hope Tabernacle in Alvin.

No image availableMike Pyburn
3610 Skyranch Dr.
Alvin, TX 77511
Position 6
Term Expires May 2030



Regent Mike Pyburn has served on the Board of Regents for 18 years and previously served as the board chair for four years. He is the President and CEO of Almeda Water Well Service in Manvel. A graduate of Texas A&M, Pyburn has also served as director and past president of the Texas Groundwater Association and was named the association’s Contractor of the Year in 2017. In addition to his service on the board, Pyburn is also an elder of Bay Area Church.

Yvette Reyes-HallReyes-Hall, Yvette
1616 Martin Drive
Alvin, TX 77511
Position 8
Term Expires 2028



Regent Reyes-Hall is a residential and commercial real estate Broker/Owner with her firm Reyes Realty Group LLC. She has served with several local organizations including the ACC Foundation Board, Alvin Noon Lions Club, Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and more. She attended ACC and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Science with Texas A&M University. She has been married to her husband David for 22 years and has a daughter Gabriella. Her father Andy Reyes is a former Mayor of Alvin and is co-owner of Reyes Realty Group. Her mother and daughter have earned Associate’s Degrees at ACC.

Michael HooverHoover, Michael
309 George Street
Alvin, TX 77511
Position 9
Term expires 2028



Regent Hoover is a retired senior staff engineer from Shell Oil Company in Deer Park. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Regent Hoover is a charter member of Alvin Sunrise Rotary and serves with the Alvin ISD Education Foundation. He and his wife Susan have three adult children, all of whom have attended ACC and eventually graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston-Clear Lake and Sam Houston State University.