Rand Harris was appointed DFPS chief of staff in 2016. Prior to this appointment, Rand served as director of External Relations and deputy chief financial officer.

Before joining DFPS, Rand held positions at the Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Comptroller’s office and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Rand also has taught courses in sociology at Austin Community College for more than 20 years.

Rand holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and a Master of Arts in sociology from Texas State University.