Division of Governmental & Community Relations

The Division of Governmental & Community Relations (GCR) is comprised of an exceptional team focused on the engagement of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in the community. We strive to transform lives through engaged partnerships. As the branch of the University that cultivates relationships with our governmental and community partners, we work to involve UTRGV in every possible aspect of community engagement. From our award-winning and nationally-recognized community programs, to the coordination of public performing arts events, to strengthening relationships with local government officials, state legislators and members of congress, to our community-targeted workshops and the assessment of our institutional impact on the region, our Division encompasses a vast range of operations.

Divisional Leadership:

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Division of Governmental & Community Relations
Veronica Gonzales, Vice President

Office of Governmental Relations Richard Sanchez, Associate Vice President

Office of Governmental Relations
Richard Sanchez, Associate Vice President

Office of Community Relations Velinda Reyes, Assistant Vice President

Office of Community Relations
Velinda Reyes, Assistant Vice President

Office of Community Engagement Cristina Trejo, Assistant Vice President

Office of Community Engagement & Economic Development
Cristina Trejo, Associate Vice President

Office of Public Art Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Assistant Vice President

Office of Public Art
Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Assistant Vice President