Leaders in Education


Eduardo Urbina

Eduardo Urbina obtained his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley (1979) and is currently Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, and Visiting Professor and Director of the Cervantes Chair at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He is the Director of The Cervantes Project, editor of the Don Quixote Electronic Variorum Edition, the Anuario Bibliográfico Cervantino and co-editor of the Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, founding member of the Cervantes Society of America, and a member of the Cervantes International Academy and of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Leo Sayavedra

Leo Sayavedra has spent his 40-plus-year career demonstrating his enthusiasm and concern for all levels of Texas public education. He is most noted for work as president, in which he oversaw the successful transfer of Laredo State University into the Texas A&M University System in 1989, the expansion of the institution from an upper level to four year and the construction of a new university campus. He also served as professor, academic vice president and president for Texas A&M International University and Laredo State University. Since 1996, he has put his talents to work at the Texas A&M University System as vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and deputy chancellor of the System. He provides leadership and guidance to A&M System member universities and agencies on program development, and on academic and student affairs planning. He travels year-round throughout the state providing information to such institutions as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Legislature and system members.



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