Miguel A. Nevárez, Ph.D. recently retired after ending his 23rd year as President of The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA). Dr. Nevárez has guided this institution through its merger with The University of Texas System and its evolution to a doctoral research university for South Texas. He has been recognized by several Texas governors and U.S. presidents for his contributions to the world of education. In 2000, he was featured in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Dr. Miguel Nevárez has repeatedly been named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and he is considered one of the “50 Most Influential Hispanics in Business Technology.”
Over 20 years ago, Dr. Nevárez established the UTPA Foundation and provided the leadership for nationwide funding with Corporate America. He was at the forefront of the Distinguished Leadership Series, which brought General Norman Schwarzkopf, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former President George W. Bush to UTPA. Dr. Nevárez has served on various committees and councils, including American Council on Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities.