Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Tony Zavaleta, PhD Biography

Title:
Vice President of External Affairs at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“In my forty odd years of studying the U.S.-Mexico border I have never seen anything suggested by either government that is so wrong headed and destructive to our communities and our people as this border wall.”

No Border Wall website (accessed Oct. 17, 2007)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice President of External Affairs, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
  • Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Interim Dean, College of Science, Mathematics & Technology, University of Texas at Brownsville, 1993-1994, 1995-1996
  • Democratic Precinct Chairman, Precinct 11, Cameron County, TX
  • City Commissioner, Brownsville, TX, 1983-1991
  • Former Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Former Interim Vice President, Administration and Partnership Affairs, University of Texas at Brownsville
Education:
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1976
  • MA, University of Texas at Austin, 1973
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1971
Other:
  • Legal name: Antonio N. Zavaleta
  • Ran for Mayor of Brownsville, TX but was defeated, 1991