Board of Trustees

Officers

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr. - Chair

Clinical Lecturer, University of Texas-Pan American
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 2020

Serves as Chair of the Finance and Human Resources Committee and Member of the Education and Workforce Development Committee and the Facilities Committee

Formerly served as Chair of the Education and Workforce Development Committee and as Chair of the Facilities Committee

Formerly served as Vice Chair of the Board

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Graciela Farias - Vice-Chair

Self-employed as an Educational Consultant
Retired from McAllen ISD

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

First Elected May 2012; current term through May 2018

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

Formerly served as Board Secretary

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Jesse Villarreal - Secretary

Parent Specialist, Weslaco ISD

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

First Elected May 2000, current term through May 2018

Serves as Member of the Facilities Committee

Formerly served as Board Vice Chair and Secretary

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Rose Benavidez - Member

President of Starr County Industrial Foundation

District 1
Representing Starr County

First Elected November 2009; current term through May 2018

Serves as Member of the Finance and Human Resources Committee and the Facilities Committee

Formerly served as Board Chair and Vice Chair

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

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 Member of the Finance and Human Resources Committee and the Facilities Committee

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Gary Gurwitz - Member

Managing Partner, Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, L.L.P., McAllen

District 4
Representing North McAllen, Northwest Pharr, Palmhurst, Southwest Edinburg, East Alton, and Northeast Mission

First Appointed 1993; current term through May 2022

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

Formerly served as Member of the Finance and Human Resources Committee

Formerly served as Board Chair and Vice Chair

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Roy De León - Member

Branch Retail Executive, BBVA Compass, Mercedes

District 7
Representing Northeast Hidalgo County, North Weslaco, Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Mercedes, Monte Alto, Northeast Alamo, Northeast Edinburg, and Hargill

First Appointed July 1997; current term through May 2020

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

Formerly served as Chair of the Finance and Human Resources Committee

Formerly served as Board Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary