Rose Benavidez


South Texas College, TX

Motivated by the power of education and the spirit of public service and as a native of Starr County, Texas and President of the Starr County Industrial Foundation, I have witnessed the challenges involved in overcoming high unemployment and poverty levels.  To that end, I have worked to reduce many of these obstacles by dedicating my professional career to developing the local economy, improving access to education and creating job opportunities.

I am honored to continue to be a voice for those in our minority communities that often face a lifetime of disadvantage and help maintain the shared effort of offering them an accessible lifeline to achievement.