Juliet Garcia is the senior adviser to the Chancellor for community, national and global engagement at The University of Texas System. Previously she served as president of University of Texas at Brownsville, a position she held for 22 years. Garcia became the first Mexican-American woman to head a college or university when she was named president of Texas Southmost College in 1986.
Garcia was named one of the Top Ten College Presidents by Time Magazine, was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in Education, and had a middle school named after her.
Garcia created a partnership between Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) that helps students in the Rio Grande Valley gain access to higher education by eliminating transfer barriers and providing open admissions.
You can see a full list of her awards and her extra-curricular commitments on her LinkedIn profile.
President of the University of Texas at Brownsville
Location: Brownsville, TX
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