Term Expires 2016
Eric Cowan is in his second term on the board, having first been elected in May 2010. Mr. Cowan represents District 7, which includes 31 schools in North Oak Cliff, parts of West Dallas and Cockrell Hill. He was elected by his colleagues in May 2013, and again in 2015, to serve as President of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.
Cowan is the Chief Operating Officer for Café Momentum, a non-profit restaurant organization helping at-risk youth. He believes, with Dallas ISD being in a financially sound position and focused on student achievement for all students, the district is primed to become one of the premier urban school districts in the nation.
As a parent of three daughters, one of whom attends a district school, Cowan has a vested interest in our schools' success.
Eric and his wife, Amy, live in the Kings Highway neighborhood of Oak Cliff. He was raised in Lubbock, Texas, in a family dedicated to public education and public service. He has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Baylor University.
District 7 Schools
The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The district is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
If you suspect discrimination please contact: Mary McCants, Title VII or Title IX, at (972) 925-3250; Daphne LaMontagne, Section 504, at (972) 581-4238; Diedrae Bell-Hunter, Americans with Disabilities Act, at (972) 925-4026. General questions about the district should be directed to Customer Service at (972) 925-5555.