Board of Trustees

Officers

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr. - Chair

Clinical Lecturer, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
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

Board Committee Service: Member of Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee,  Education and Workforce Development Committee, and Facilities Committee

Previously 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

Board Committee Service: Chair of Education and Workforce Development Committee and Member of Facilities Committee

Previously served as Board Secretary

Dr. Alejo Salinas, Jr.

Jesse Villarreal - Secretary

Parent Involvement 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

Board Committee Service: Member of Education and Workforce Development Committee and Facilities Committee

Previously 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

Board Committee Service: Member of Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee and Facilities Committee

Previously 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

Board Committee Service: Chair of Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee and Member of Facilities Committee

Previously served as Board Secretary

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

Board Committee Service: Chair of Facilities Committee and Member of Education and Workforce Development Committee

Previously 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

Board Committee Service: Member of Finance, Audit, and Human Resources Committee and Facilities Committee

Previously served as Board Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary