Adela Garza


Adela Garza
Elected to Board: 2008, 2014, 2020
Term Expires: 2026
At-Large-Position: Place 1

Adela G. Garza


Adela G. Garza was elected to the TSC Board of Trustees in June 2008, re-elected in June 2014, and elected Chair of the Board in 2017. She grew up in Laredo and later moved with her husband to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where they raised their family and became successful entrepreneurs. She was co-owner of Tino’s Prescription Shop and vice president of TiadeI Corp.

A lifelong advocate of education, Mrs. Garza leads by example, attending TSC in the 1980s and earning a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas-Pan American in 1987. Her professional life includes six years as a senior education consultant for Wasatch Education Systems.

Aside from being an entrepreneur, dedicated mother, and grandmother, she is an active member of her community, giving of her time, talent, and resources to causes, such as education and family health and wellness, by serving on the board of directors of International Education Services and Healthy Communities of Brownsville. She served as a board member for the Olmito Irrigation District No. 20 and the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District from 1999-2003, serving as board president from 2001-2003.

Mrs. Garza currently serves on the board of directors of the Alternative South Texas Educator Program (ASTEP) and the Building Committee for Lord of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Garza and her beloved late husband Dr. Faustino “Tino” Garza, her husband of 41 years, have four children and four grandchildren.