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Dr. Antonio N. Zavaleta, Vice President for External Affairs

Doctor Antonio “Tony” Zavaleta first joined UTB/TSC as a faculty member in anthropology and sociology in 1976. With the creation of UTB/TSC in 1992, Dr. Zavaleta became the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts where he served for six years and during two years also served at the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology. Dr. Zavaleta has also served as the Interim Vice President for Partnership Affairs and as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
"Dr. Zavaleta was appointed to be the first Vice President for External Affairs in 1998 and brings to this position the same enthusiasm, commitment and dedication with which he has approached his teaching, his research and his position as dean for many years," said Dr. Juliet V. García, UTB/TSC President. "I am very pleased that Tony has accepted the position of Vice President for External Affairs and confident that he will be an excellent ambassador for our community university."

As Vice President for External Affairs, Zavaleta is responsible for developing new outreach projects designed to serve the workforce needs of the international service region, as well as enhancing existing programs. He coordinates the relationships of internal offices with external constituents. Dr. Zavaleta develops and establishes new entrepreneurial efforts for the institution, and serves as a primary point of contact between the institution and community constituents working to develop the economy of the international region. He represents the institution with the work of the Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD), the Center for Economic and Enterprise Development (CEED) and with ongoing institutional technology programs. He is also responsible for the development of UTB/TSC's workforce and continuing education programs, state governmental relations, off-campus sites and development of public-private partnerships.

"I am very honored to perform this critical job," Zavaleta said. "The position of Vice President for External Affairs is a crucial position in the development of any institution. This fact holds especially true for UTB/TSC, where contact and interaction with local and international communities are essential to the daily workings of the school."

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