Thursday, July 19, 2012

New STC Board of Trustees Leadership Elected

During its May 2012 meeting, South Texas College’s Board of Trustees elected a new board leadership team. Rose Benavidez, District 1 trustee, takes over as board chair from outgoing chair Gary Gurwitz, District 4 trustee. Roy De Leon, District 7 trustee, was elected the vice chair and Graciela Farias, District 2 trustee, was elected the secretary.

Board leadership changes every two years. Members nominate fellow members for the three leadership positions and then the entire seven-member board votes with a majority rule for each position.

“As I enter my first full term on the board, it’s quite an honor to be named as chair,” said Benavidez. “I am thankful for this opportunity and have learned much from my fellow board members. Their commitment serves as further motivation and I look forward to continue to work diligently for student access and success.” 

For additional information about STC’s Board of Trustees visit

Photo caption:
Rose Benavidez and Gary Gurwitz receive plaques from the college for their service as STC Board of Trustees vice-chair and chair, respectively.

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