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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oliveira Elected Chair of TSC Board

The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees elected new officers at the monthly meeting on Thursday in the Gorgas Board Room.

The three positions, elected unanimously, were David Oliveira as chair, Edward Campirano as vice chair and Dr. Roberto Robles as secretary.

Oliveira is filling the chair position previously held by Chester Gonzalez for six years. Oliveira has been a member of the board since June 1994. During that time, he has served as chair, 1996-97, and vice chair, 1997-98.

“I will do whatever would be needed to serve as chair and carry out all the duties of the position,” Oliveira said during the meeting.

Oliveira has close ties to Texas Southmost College. His father, Arnulfo L. Oliveira was college president from 1971-1977.

He attended TSC, transferring to The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1978. He received his J.D. from Texas Tech Law School. Oliveira is a partner in the Brownsville law firm of Roerig, Oliveira & Fisher L.L.P.

Before turning over the gavel to Oliveira, current chair Gonzalez thanked the board for supporting him through his years of service.

“I want to thank the board members for allowing me to serve as your chairman for the past six years,” Gonzalez said. “It has been an honor and a privilege. I have done this with the help of my fellow board members and with the leadership of Dr. Garcia.”

He also thanked Vice President of Partnership Affairs David Pearson and Provost José Martín and the staff of the TSC office.

“We’re not changing the lineup, just the pitchers,” Gonzalez said, and in accordance with procedure, he handed the gavel to Oliveira, and the two men changed chairs for the remaining few minutes of the meeting.

Oliveira expressed this thanks to Gonzalez.

“Chester was the face of our board,” he said. “He has done a wonderful job of marshaling the bond projects forward.”

All board members expressed their thanks to Gonzalez for his service and to Oliveira for his acceptance of the chair.

“It has been my great honor to work with Chester,” President Dr. Juliet V. García said. “I deeply appreciate Chester’s strength, honesty and candor.”

Robles will fill the position of secretary formerly held by Edward Campirano.

Campirano will fill the position of vice chair, formerly held by Rosemary Breedlove.

For more information, contact the TSC District Office at (956) 882-3879.

SOURCE: UTB-TSC News and Information


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the racket continues!
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Sunday, August 31, 2008  

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