Commencement Speaker Profile

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben O. VillarrealMayor Ruben O. Villarreal

Ruben O. Villarreal has long been active in a myriad of community organizations and a perennial participant in the hosting of countless community events. Most recently he has been President of the Rio Grande City Jaycees, a member of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Committee, the Substance Abuse Coalition, the Rio Grande City Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corp.

Villarreal has extensive business experience having served as Owner and Co-Manager of Grande Butane for nearly 30 years. After graduating from the Rio Grande City High School, he obtained his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas-Pan American. Villarreal is married to Giselle Mascarenhas-Villarreal and has four sons, Ruben Jr., Michael, Marcus and Daniel.