Ruben Herrera, J.D.


Ruben Herrera
Elected to Board: 2016
Term Expires: 2028
At-Large-Position: Place 5

Ruben Herrera


Mr. Ruben Herrera was elected to the TSC Board of Trustees in May 2016. He was elected Secretary of the Board in June 2016 and July 2018 and elected Chair in November 2020.

Mr. Herrera is a Texas Southmost College alumnus. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a state license as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. Mr. Herrera continued his education at Texas Southern University, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.

Mr. Herrera has served on the board of various organizations, such as Tip of Texas Family Outreach, Community Development Corporation, Brownsville Economic Development Corporation, Brownsville Housing Authority, Cameron Works, and Brownsville Visitors and Convention Bureau. He is also a graduate of Leadership Brownsville, Class IX, where he served as Junior Leadership Brownsville Chair.

Mr. Herrera practices criminal defense law in Brownsville. He and his wife, Marvella, have two children, Ada and Edna.