Raymund A. Paredes
Raymund Paredes, Jr. is the former Commissioner of Higher Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Dr. Paredes spent most of his academic career at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he served as an English professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Development, and Special Assistant to the President. Commissioner Paredes was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduation from El Paso High School, he attended The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a B.A. in English. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, including a 14-‐month tour with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. After separation from military service, he resumed his education, receiving a Ph.D. in American Civilization in 1973, once again from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Paredes was included in The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the October 2007 issue of Hispanic Business magazine.