De Leon’s years of service leads to Government Affairs Division promotion

HARLINGEN — Spanning three decades of distinguished service at Texas State Technical College and in the community, Javier De Leon will now join an elite and small group in Austin representing the college at the state capitol.

De Leon has been named Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and will join TSTC Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Government Affairs Officer Roger Miller and his team in Austin in legislative and agency outreach.

De Leon, a Harlingen native, is an active member of the community, serving as a trustee on the Harlingen School Board since 2005.

He also currently serves as a chairman commissioner of the Civil Service Commission Board for Cameron County.

De Leon is a past recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for his commitment and dedication to TSTC and its students.

“It’s been a blessing to work for TSTC, and now to be chosen by the Chancellor to represent not only our South Texas campus, but all campuses statewide, is humbling,” said De Leon. “I’m extremely excited about strengthening the TSTC relationship with local, state and federal elected officials, both at home, in Austin, and at the state capitol.”

He will also work with TSTC Provost in Harlingen, Stella Garcia, in serving as liaison to elected officials and community leaders throughout South Texas.

“This is the right time to improve our government relations presence in South Texas, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state and home to our flagship Harlingen campus,” said Chancellor Mike Reeser. “Javier is a respected member of the community and the right person to keep our lawmakers and other public sector leaders abreast of our work as we place more Texans in great-paying jobs.”

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