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DATE: April 28, 2022  

TO: Laredo College  

FROM: Lupita Zepeda, President, Board of Trustees 

RE: Announcement of Laredo College’s Next President 


I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Trustees has named Dr. Maria Minerva Ramirez as the sole finalist for the position of President of Laredo College pending final negotiations. The board is expected to take final action and vote on the employment of Dr. Ramirez to serve as College President on May 19, 2022 at the regular board meeting.


Maria Minerva Ramirez, Ph.D., is Vice President for Student Success at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. She previously served as Dean of Student Success at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. Dr. Ramirez earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN; a Master of Science in School Administration from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in Kingsville, TX; a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX; and an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Laredo College in Laredo, TX.


I would also like to extend my appreciation to the entire College community for your participation at the recent presidential forums. All input was reviewed and valued by the Board. I would also like to express my appreciation to the Presidential Search Committee for their time, dedication, and thoughtful work on behalf of Laredo College. Everyone’s collaborative and concerted work truly enriched the search process.


If you have any questions, please reach out to our ACCT Search Consultant: Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, ACCT, or (202) 775-4466.