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MCALLEN, TEXAS – Opportunities are abundant for the region’s students, all it needs is a voice, according to incoming STC Board Trustee Danny Guzman.
Pledging to be that voice, especially for those who are seeking higher education in order to better their lives, Guzman says there has never been a better time to make an impact with students through representation on STC’s Board of Trustees.
“There was a time when younger adults in our region didn’t have the opportunity to go to college, but now the opportunities are there, and STC has played a huge role in that,” Guzman said. “We need to make sure that those opportunities are there. We need to continue to be a voice for our faculty and staff. We also need to make sure everybody is being represented correctly.”
Guzman replaces longtime trustee Roy de Leon, who served on the Board of Trustees since 1997. He will represent STC’s District 7, which includes northeast Hidalgo County; north Weslaco, Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Mercedes, Monte Alto, northeast Alamo, northeast Edinburg, and Hargill.
“My top priority is to make sure there’s communication with the constituents, with the elected officials of the (school) districts, school boards, and city officials,” Guzman said. “I want to open the lines of communication between STC and those agencies. That’s my top priority. I want to be a voice for all high school students out there, for all young or older adults, I want to help them continue their education.”
Currently a Right-of-Way agent for Hidalgo County Precinct 1, Guzman says he draws upon years of public service on the City of Edcouch City Council. Dedicated to communities, Guzman said constituents can expect an engaged voice on STC’s board.
Guzman was sworn in a private ceremony by Hidalgo County Commissioner for Pct. 1 David L. Fuentes on Nov. 16.
“They can expect an active board member, an active voice for our constituents (and) I am fully 100 percent for transparency and accountability,” Guzman said. “I will be there for everybody, and I’m going to be active. I’m going to be a person that can be approached. And if there’s any issues or concerns in reference to STC, I would love to hear from faculty, staff, students, constituents.
“I’m a hands-on person and I’m ready to represent everybody,” he said.
Danny Guzman’s top priorities:
|Make sure there is communication with constituents, as well as with elected officials on local school boards, and city officials.|
|Transparency and accountability.|
|Equal representation for all|