Emma Schwartz, president of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation in El Paso, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Gov. Greg Abbott. Schwartz is also a director on the board of El Paso-based WestStar Bank and is on the board of the PDN Center of Hope. In 2016, she was inducted into the El Paso Business Hall of Fame, and she was named El Pasoan of the Year by El Paso Inc. in 2017. Her term is set to expire Aug. 31, 2025.