Leaders in Education


Ida H. Acuña-Garza

Ida H. Acuña-Garza is a Program Specialist and Director of the Abriendo Puertas program with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. She also holds a position as adjunct professor in the graduate program of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas-Pan American where she teaches human growth and development classes. In addition, she does private consulting in nutrition science and education, training, outreach, and leadership development. She received her doctorate from Texas A&M in 1990. Previous to her current position, she served for thirty-three years as Hidalgo County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Services.

Tito Guerrero, III

Class of 1970

Tito Guerrero, III holds a bachelor’s in Health Education and Biology from Texas A&M, a master’s in Education from the University of North Texas, and a doctorate with an emphasis on administration, planning and social policy from Harvard. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Kellogg President National Leadership and the Academic Leadership Academy. As President of the University of Southern Colorado at Pueblo, he stemmed six consecutive years of enrollment decline, and under his leadership, the university experienced consecutive fall enrollment increases of nine percent and seven percent. He has served as president of Stephen F. Austin University since 2001.



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