TSUS Vice Chancellor Gomez SRSU summer commencement speaker
ALPINE – Dr. Fernando Gomez, Vice Chancellor and general counsel of the Texas State University System, will deliver the address at Sul Ross State University’s summer commencement exercises Saturday, August 11.
Ceremonies will be held at 10am in the Pete P. Gallego Center.
Gomez has served as the TSUS Vice Chancellor and general counsel for 22 years (1986-1990 and 1994-present). A native of Gallup, N.M., he studied for the priesthood for five years, attending Franciscan seminaries in Cincinnati, Ohio and Southfield, Mich., before earning degrees from the University of New Mexico (B.A., cum laude) and the University of Michigan (J.D. and Ph.D., American Culture).
He attained tenure at Michigan State University before serving as assistant attorney general in Michigan and in Texas and as general counsel of the California State University System. Gomez is a member of the Texas, California and Michigan bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.
He has authored three books, consulted and lectured extensively on higher education, educational leadership, ethics and legal topics throughout the U.S. and overseas, including Cuba and Yemen.
In December 2011, Texas Review Press published “A Texas State of Mind,” a pictorial history edited by Gomez. The book commemorated the Texas State University System, its colleges and universities in celebration of the System’s centennial year.
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