J.J. De Leon Jr., M.Ed.

J.J. De Leon
Elected to Board: 2018
Term Expires: 2024
At-Large-Position: Place 6

J.J. De Leon Jr. M.Ed.


Juan Jose “J.J” De Leon Jr. was elected to the TSC Board of Trustees in June 2018. He is a Brownsville native and has been employed by the Brownsville Independent School District for 24 years. His experience at the BISD over the years, and through his current role as the Coordinator for State Compensatory Education, has provided him the skills, knowledge and understanding of the community’s educational needs.

Mr. De Leon’s passion about the recruitment of students to attend college began through his experience with AmeriCorps when he assisted in the financial aid initiation process for the 2008-2011 school years with UTB-TSC. His willingness to serve the community led him to initiate the first “Winter Coat Drive” through the State Compensatory Education Department, where he successfully acquired a collection of approximately 300 coats. Every year he volunteers for the “Walk for the Future”, which assists students who drop out of school to return to high school and earn a high school diploma.

Mr. De Leon holds a Master of Education from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at Brownsville and a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences from The University of Texas at Brownsville, as well as an Associate of Applied Science from UTB-TSC.

He is one of six siblings and caretaker of both his mother and father. Mr. De Leon believes in the significance of serving his community, and takes that role seriously. He looks forward to serving as the newly elected Trustee of Place 6 for Texas Southmost College.