January 26, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 4

Newly Granted




Dental hygiene faculty named to state committee

Renée S. Cornett, dental hygiene, is a newly appointed member of the Texas Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee that advises the State Board of Dental Examiners. She was appointed before the new year by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Her first meeting with the committee was this week in Austin.

The associate professor will serve until Feb. 1, 2005, on the six-member committee, which also includes dental hygienists, dentists and members of the public. The committee meets in Austin, usually on a quarterly basis, and offers information to the state board on issues such as the scope of practice and allowable functions for hygienists.

Cornett has been on the faculty since 1990. She has been the principal investigator for a Department of Defense educational contract to train enlisted personnel and a site coordinator for an outcomes assessment project. She serves on several campus committees. With a cross appointment in the graduate school, she helps to develop and direct courses at the certificate, bachelor's and master's levels.