At a recent ceremony held at the South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen, newly elected Board Trustee Graciela Farias was sworn in to represent the constituents of District 2, which encompasses La Joya, Western Mission, Palmview, Sullivan City, Penitas and Western Alton. Farias ran unopposed for the District 2 Trustees seat in the May 2012 Board elections.
“I am very appreciative of the confidence you all have shown in me for doing the job that will be required in this important position; I feel honored and privileged,” Farias expressed at the ceremony. “My background is education and my heart is with the students. I look forward to being their voice and making a difference. I will always keep the best interests of students in mind. The college is doing wonderful things and I am proud to be part of that now.”
Farias brings to STC more than 35 years of experience in the education field as a grade school teacher, an adjunct professor for The University of Texas-Pan American, as well as an educational consultant. She also served a five year tenure on the La Joya School Board. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from UTPA.
“Ms. Farias offers a tremendous wealth of experience and academic preparation to help the college better serve the thousands of students coming to STC with the dream of a better quality of life,” said STC President Shirley A. Reed. “We know she will have much insight to contribute that will help us better serve our students and respond to the needs of our communities. Already, she has enthusiastically participated in several college events and I know she will be a great ambassador for our District 2 constituents.”
During the STC Board of Trustees meeting held May 31, 2012, Farias was unanimously elected to serve as the board secretary from June 2012 to May 2014. Her term as the District 2 representative on the board expires in May 2018. For additional information about STC’s Board of Trustees visit http://www.southtexascollege.edu/about/board/index.html.