Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Mitchell Fuller II

SWOSU Alumni Association Board Member

Mitch was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Cedar Park, Texas City Council on August 3, 2007 and elected to a full two-year term on May 10, 2008.  He is Cedar Park’s representative and President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA), which was created to manage regional water acquisition for the cities of Cedar Park, Leander, and Round Rock, Texas. His other community service includes the Board of Directors of the Cedar Park, Texas Economic Development Corporation (4A) from 2006-2007.  He also serves on the Board of Directors and as the Secretary-Treasurer for the National Guard Association of Texas and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.  Mitch is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Reserve Officers Association.  He is also a Mason and a member of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.

Mitch is a Captain on active duty with the Texas Army National Guard at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas.  He is the Secretary of the General Staff (SGS), Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division.  Mitch served in Iraq from January 2005 to January 2006.  His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

Prior to his military service, Mitch was a college professor.  He taught political science at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas and the University of Oklahoma while in graduate school there.  Mitch is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He also holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Political Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

From 1997-2000, Mitch served as the Special Assistant to former US Ambassador Edward Perkins, who at the time was the Executive Director of the International Programs Center at the University of Oklahoma and who had previously served in various Ambassadorial posts in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations.  Mitch enjoyed this experience, which occurred during his graduate studies and allowed him to spend a lot of time at the United Nations in New York City and in Washington, DC.  This experience fueled his growing interest in international relations and American politics.

Mitch lives in Cedar Park with his wife Erin, and has two children, daughter Madison, age 10, and son Braxton, age 8.  His interests and hobbies include spending time with his family, community service, reading, and running.