Board Service Dates
Position 5 - Term Expires 2026

Daniel L. Yates joined the Brazosport College Board of Regents in August, 2016.

Current Civic and Professional Participation

Daniel is an active member of the ASME Board of Professional Engineers and is licensed in Texas. He has enjoyed coaching his sons in youth basketball, baseball and soccer. Daniel has also refereed youth basketball, along with volunteering at high school and community swimming and water polo events.

Past and Present Work History

Daniel began working summers in the shop at Freeport Welding & Fabricating, Inc. as a welder’s helper in 1978. After graduating from college in 1986, he returned to the Freeport business full-time as an engineer and draftsman. He is currently the vice president at Freeport Welding & Fabricating, Inc.

Personal Biography

A seventh-generation Texan, Daniel was born in Anahuac, Texas. He moved to the Angleton area with his family in 1967 and graduated from Angleton High School in 1982. He then attended Rice University, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

A Lake Jackson resident since 1986, Daniel is a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson and has served as Stephen Minister. He is married to Joetta Bellar Yates and they have two children, Tyler and Cameron.

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