Leaders in Administration


Viola E. Flórez

Viola E. Flórez began her career at Texas A&M in 1982 and quickly rose through the ranks. In 1992, she became the first Latina to be named a full professor. She was an assistant head of education curriculum and instruction from 1990–92, an executive assistant to the president from 1993–95, interim dean of the College of Education from 1995–96 and interim vice president and CEO for A&M Galveston 1996–97. In 1997, she was appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of New México. She earned a masters from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her doctorate from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Daniel R. Hernández

Class of 1973

As a student leader, Daniel R. Hernández was one of the founders of CAMAC (Committee for Awareness of Mexican American Culture). He was the first Hispanic to serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions in 1974, was an Affirmative Action Officer and was formerly the Assistant General Counsel and Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Development at Texas A&M.



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