Longtime Red Oak ISD board member Henry Lozano recently announced he will step down as vice president to focus on the needs of his family. He has he served on the board for 13 years.

“This decision is not an easy one, but I feel it is the right time for me,” Lozano stated. “I feel very, very good about the hands of the district right now. The board members, superintendent, administration, teachers […] the direction we are headed in is amazing to see, so that makes me feel good and confident about Red Oak’s future.”

The board of trustees will decide in December to appoint someone for the seat until the May election or keep his place vacant until a candidate fills the remaining year of his three-year term.

Lozano, who retired from the Dallas Police Department in 2016 after 33 years, served as board president from 2011-17. He has served on the Red Oak ISD Education Foundation Grant Committee and district growth management committee, and has been involved with Watch D.O.G.S., ROHS Theater Booster Club, and is a lifetime member of the Red Oak PTA.

Superintendent Michael Goddard praised Lozano for his passion and dedication.

“Mr. Lozano has been steadfast in his support of the students of Red Oak ISD," Goddard stated. "His passion for student success and obvious dedication to the community has been a blessing to our district. We will miss him, and we pray for him and his family.”

He and his wife, Leigh Anne, have lived in Red Oak since 1992. They have three grown children who all graduated from Red Oak High School.