Board of Trustees

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Rose Benavidez
Chair
President of Starr County Industrial Foundation
District 1
Representing Starr County
First Term: Nov. 2009 – May 2012
Second Term: May 2012 - May 2018
Serves as a member of the Facilities Committee
ROY DE LEON
Vice Chair
Vice President of BBVA Compass – Mercedes
District 7
Representing North East Hidalgo County, North Weslaco, Edcouch-Elsa, La Villa,
North Mercedes, Northeast Alamo, Northeast Edinburg and Hargill
(Appointed 1997-1998)
First Term: May 1998-May 2002
Second Term: May 2002-May 2008
Third Term: May 2008-May 2014
Serves as Chair of the Finance & Human Resources Committee
Formerly served as Chair of the Board
and as a member of the Facilities Committee
Graciela Farias
Secretary

District 2
Representing La Joya, Western Mission, Palmview, Sullivan City, Penitas and Western Alton
First Term: May 2012 – May 2018

Paul R. Rodriguez
Member

CEO of Valley Land Title Co.
District 3
Representing South McAllen, Southwest Pharr, Hidalgo,
Sharyland, Southeast Mission and Granjeno
First Term: August 2012 – May 2016

GARY GURWITZ
Member
Managing Partner, Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, L.L.P., McAllen
District 4
Representing North McAllen, Northwest Pharr, Palmhurst, Northeast Mission and Southwest Edinburg
(Appointed 1993-1998)
First Term: May 1998-May 2004
Second Term: May 2004-May 2010
Third Term: May 2010-May 2016
Serves as Chair of the Facilities Committee and is a member
of the Finance & Human Resources Committeeand the Education and Workforce Innovation Committee
Formerly served as Chair, Vice Chair,
and Secretary of the Board
DR. ALEJO SALINAS, JR.
Member
Clinical Lecturer, University of Texas-Pan American
Retired Superintendent/Superintendent Emeritus, Hidalgo ISD
District 5
Representing North West Hidalgo County,
Edinburg, North San Juan and Northeast Pharr
First Term: May 1996-May 2002
Second Term: May 2002-May 2008
Third Term: May 2008-May 2014
Serves as a member of the Education and Workforce Innovation Committee
and the Finance and Human Resources Committee
Formerly served a member of the Facilities Committee
JESSE VILLARREAL
Member
Parental Involvement Department, Weslaco ISD
District 6
Representing Donna, South Alamo, South San Juan,
South East Pharr, South Weslaco and Progreso
First Term: May 2000-May 2006
Second Term: May 2006-May 2012
Third Term: May 2012 - May 2018
Serves as a member of the
Facilities Committee
Formerly served as Secretary
and Vice Chair of the Board