The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of leaders from business, the professions and civic affairs who are dedicated champions of the University and thoughtful stewards of the Foundation’s assets.

As a volunteer board, representatives from national and international corporations sit side by side with state and regional business leaders, attorneys and landowners to bring a broad spectrum of expertise and wise counsel to the business of the Foundation – all for the benefit of the University.

With the help of the trustees, individually and collectively, the UTPA Foundation has made great strides since its creation in 1982 in raising, managing and investing funds to help build first-class academic, research and public service programs that benefit the region, state and nation.

Through their dedicated work over the years, the UTPA Foundation Board has raised more than $35 million in endowment funds to support student scholarships, faculty research and development, academic initiatives and student support programs, and to provide flexible funding to meet other University needs.


Officers of the Board

  • <b>Jaime Ramon<br>Chair</b>
    Jaime Ramon
    Cox Smith
    Dallas, Texas
  • <b>Victor H. Gonzalez, M.D.<br>Vice Chair</b>
    Victor H. Gonzalez, M.D.
    Vice Chair
    Valley Retina Institute, P.A.
    McAllen, Texas
  • <b>Armando A. Perez<br>Treasurer</b>
    Armando A. Perez
    Senior Vice President, Houston Division
    Spring, Texas
  • <b>A.R. (Felo) Guerra<br />Secretary<br /></b>
    A.R. (Felo) Guerra
    Rancher & General Manager
    Guerra Brothers Successors
    Linn, Texas


Trustees of the Board

  • Arcilia C. Acosta
    Arcilia C. Acosta Chief Executive Officer
    CARCON Industries and STL Engineers
    Dallas, TX
  • Armando Arismendi
    Armando Arismendi Director, Special Gov. Products, Research
    IBM Corporation
    Armonk, New York
  • Theresa Barrera-Shaw
    Theresa Barrera-Shaw
  • Rudy Beserra
    Rudy Beserra Vice President of Latin Affairs
    The Coca-Cola Company
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Alonzo Cantu
    Alonzo Cantu President & CEO
    Cantu Construction & Development Co.
    McAllen, Texas
  • Bill Ellis, Jr.
    Bill Ellis, Jr. Attorney & Partner
    Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez
    McAllen, Texas
  • Marilyn Fox Box
    Marilyn Fox Box IWB President
  • Lisa Brady Gill
    Lisa Brady Gill Executive Director, Education Policy and Practice
    Texas Instruments
    Dallas, Texas
  • Yno Gonzales
    Yno Gonzales Senior Vice President, Network Services
    Healy & Company
    San Ramon, California
  • R. David Guerra
    R. David Guerra President & CEO
    IBC Bank
    McAllen, Texas
  • Roel (Roy) Martinez
    Roel (Roy) Martinez President
    2M Ranch
    Mission, Texas
  • Doug Matney
    Doug Matney Group Vice President
    South Texas Health System
    Edinburg, Texas
  • Edward Muñoz
    Edward Muñoz Principal
    Muñoz Group Investment Banking
    Leesburg, Virginia
  • David Norman
    David Norman Senior Vice President of Operations, Texas Division
    Bentonville, Arkansas
  • H. R. Bert Peña
    H. R. Bert Peña Troutman Sanders LLP
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Joe Ramirez
    Joe Ramirez Principal
    J.R. Enterprises
    Summit, New Jersey
  • Ed Rivera
    Ed Rivera Director, Sales & Marketing
    Nypro Kanaak
    Laguna Vista, Texas
  • John Schrock, Sr.
    John Schrock, Sr. Chair & CEO
    Lifetime Industries
    McAllen, Texas
  • Tom Torkelson
    Tom Torkelson CEO & Head of Schools
    IDEA Public Schools
    Weslaco, Texas


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