Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed
Washington | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Alexis Torres, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), November 20, 2020
Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following video and statement regarding the retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed. Dr. Reed has been the president since the college’s founding in 1993.
“I first met Dr. Shirley Reed in the middle of a dusty field in Rio Grande City for the groundbreaking of South Texas College’s Starr County campus. Even though the wind was raising the dust and getting into our eyes, both of us were excited about the opportunities this new campus would bring for students and our community.
“Dr. Reed invited me to speak at this groundbreaking ceremony because as Chairman of the Education Subcommittee on Appropriations in the Texas State Legislature, I secured funding for fast-growing colleges throughout Texas, including South Texas College. Since then, we have been working together to fund projects that advance access to quality education for the people of South Texas.
“I want to congratulate Dr. Reed on her tenure at South Texas College. Her passion, hard work, and leadership has created a revered education institution, driving regional and economic prosperity in the region.”