May 2008-May 2014
René Torres became a member of the TSC Board of Trustees in May 2008. A 1965 Brownsville High School graduate, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pan American University in Edinburg in 1971 and his master's degree in secondary education from The University of Texas-Pan American in 1976.
Torres taught in the Brownsville Independent School District from 1971-79 and then as an assistant professor in the UTB/TSC School of Education until his retirement in 2004.
Torres’ community service includes serving on numerous boards and committees, including Brownsville Community Health Clinic, Esperanza Home for Boys and Cameron County Housing Authority. Currently, Torres serves on the BISD Museum Committee and is a volunteer at Historic Brownsville Museum. He was inducted into the RGV Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
He writes for several publications, including the “History and Heritage” community page for The Brownsville Herald. Torres and his wife of 34 years, Lucy Tijerina, have two daughters and two grandsons.
- Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Committee
- Physical Facilities Committee
- Audit Committee