Board of Trustees

Rose Benavidez - Chair

President of Starr County Industrial Foundation

District 1
Representing Starr County

First Elected November 2009; current term through May 2024

Serves as Chair of the Board.

Serves as a Member of the Facilities Committee and the Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee.

Formerly served as Chair of the Board.

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr. - Vice Chair

Retired Superintendent, Superintendent Emeritus, Hidalgo ISD

District 5
Representing Northwest Hidalgo County, Edinburg, North San Juan, and Northeast Pharr

First Elected May 1996; current term through May 2026

Serves as Vice Chair of the Board.

Serves as Chair of the Education and Workforce Development Committee and a Member of the Facilities Committee.

Formerly served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board.

Victoria Cantú - Secretary

CEO of Children’s Education Station, LLC

District 2
Representing La Joya, Western Mission, Palmview, Sullivan City, Penitas, and West Alton

First Term: May 2018 – May 2024

Serves as Secretary of the Board.

Serves as a Member of the Education and Workforce Development Committee.

Paul R. Rodriguez - Member

CEO of Valley Land Title Co.

District 3
Representing South McAllen, Southwest Pharr, Hidalgo, Sharyland, Southeast Mission, and Granjeno

First appointed August 2012; current term through May 2022

Serves as a Member of the Facilities Committee and the Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee.

Formerly served as Chair and Secretary of the Board.

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.

First Appointed 1993; current term through May 2022

Serves as Chair of the Facilities Committee and a Member of the Education and Workforce Development Committee.

Formerly served as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Board.

Rene Guajardo - Member

Student Services Director, Crystal City ISD

District 6
Representing Donna, South Alamo, South San Juan, Southeast Pharr, South Weslaco, and Progreso

First Term: May 2018 – May 2024

Serves as a Member of the Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee.

Danny Guzman - Member

Right-of-Way Agent, Hidalgo County Precinct #1

District 7

Representing Northeast Hidalgo County, North Weslaco, Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Mercedes, Monte Alto, Northeast Alamo, Northeast Edinburg, and Hargill

First elected November 2020, through May 2026

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