(800) 252-9743, ext. 4990
July 16, 2012
Round Rock, TX — Fernando Trevino, Jr. of Del Rio has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on TG's Board of Directors as the student representative on the board. His term will expire January 03, 2017.
"It is an honor to continue representing students and advocating for affordability and accessibility in higher education," said Trevino. "Having grown up on the border, I have seen firsthand the positive effects that an investment in higher education can have on the family and on local communities. I look forward to doing my part to make education not just a dream, but a reality for more students in Texas."
Trevino is currently a political science major at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA). He is on track to complete his degree studies in 2013. Trevino holds honors including National Hispanic Scholar and President's Endowed Scholar at Texas A&M University. He was also appointed by Gov. Perry to serve a one-year term (expired May 31, 2012) as the TAMU system student regent.
He has served as a campaign aide to U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco, a district intern for former U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz, teacher aide at Neely Elementary School, and aided in teaching a bilingual kindergarten class at Johnson Elementary School in Bryan, Texas. He graduated from Hanna High School in Brownsville in 2009.
"We look forward to working with Fernando. We believe his enthusiasm about education will easily translate to his work as the student representative on TG's Board of Directors," said Sue McMillin, TG's President and CEO. "His support and ideas will help enhance the educational opportunities for all families and students."
Trevino replaces Steven Tays of San Antonio.
With headquarters in Round Rock, TG is a public, nonprofit corporation that promotes educational access and success so that students can realize their college and career dreams. TG offers resources to help students and families plan and pay for college, learn the basics of money management, and repay their federal student loans. In addition, TG administers Federal Family Education Loan Program loans made before July 1, 2010, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.