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Raymund Paredes

Former Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Foundation

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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.

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Raymund Paredes

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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  • How to book Raymund Paredes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raymund Paredes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Raymund Paredes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raymund Paredes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raymund Paredes?

    Booking fees for Raymund Paredes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raymund Paredes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raymund Paredes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raymund Paredes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raymund Paredes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raymund Paredes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raymund Paredes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 Linda Darling-Hammond, Tom Vander Ark, Carol Geary Schneider, Paul Edelman and Mark Perna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raymund Paredes for an upcoming event.

Raymund Paredes Speaker 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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