Personal Profile

Full Name Alma A. Allen
Age 79
Race Black
Occupation Educator
Education B.S., Texas Southern University; M.Ed., Texas Southern University; Ed.D., University of Houston
Spouse: Lawrence
Religion Baptist
Church Mt. Hebron Baptist Church

Alma A. Allen is the representative of Texas' House District 131, first elected in 2004 after serving almost four decades as an educator for the Houston Independent School District. She previously served on the Texas State Board of Education and currently represents the SBOE on the Texas Growth Fund Board.

Allen is vice chairwoman of the House Public Education Committee and serves on the Corrections and House Administration committees. She is the former president of the National Association of State Boards of Education. She has served as a guest lecturer at Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. She currently works as an educational consultant and professor at Prairie View A&M University. She serves on the boards of the Houston Red Cross, The Art Institute, and the University of Houston Alumni.

Allen holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas Southern University and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. She has also received a certificate in administration and supervision from the University of Houston.

Allen has been recognized as an “Outstanding Black Alumnus” by the University of Houston and also as the university’s “Outstanding Alumnus.”

Allen and her husband, Lawrence Alvin Allen, Sr., are the parents of two children and have five grandchildren.

Information in this bio was provided by Allen's office.
Last updated: March 16, 2015.