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Raymund Paredes

Former Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Foundation

Former Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Foundation

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Raymund Paredes Biography

Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D. is the former Commissioner of Higher Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. After 15 years as the state's commissioner of higher education, Paredes stepped down from his post in August 2019.

Dr. Paredes spent most of his academic career at UCLA where for 30 years he taught as an English professor and served for ten years as vice chancellor for Academic Development. In addition, he served as special assistant to the president of the University of California System in outreach efforts to improve access to higher education for students from educationally disadvantaged communities.

Prior to joining the Coordinating Board, Dr. Paredes was director of creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation, then vice president for programs at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Paredes is a member of the national board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, was appointed to the Education Commission of the States by Governor Rick Perry, served as a trustee of The College Board and Mercy College of New York, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Cultural Trust. In 2007, he was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics.

Dr. Paredes was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a B.A. in English. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, including a 14-month tour with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. After separation from military service, he resumed his education, receiving a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in American Civilization, from The University of Texas at Austin.

Raymund Paredes Videos

  • Raymund Paredes on The State of Higher Education in Texas
  • Dr. Raymund Paredes - BBBS America
    Dr. Raymund Paredes speaks with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on the importance of mentorship to his educational career.

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Raymund Paredes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Raymund Paredes for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Raymund Paredes generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eduardo Briceño, Dr. Antonia Darder, Po-Shen Loh, Carol Geary Schneider and Kanya Balakrishna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raymund Paredes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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