Staff

 

Raul Cano
Coordinator of Recreation Center
[email protected]
956.295.3709

 

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Management, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Professional Experience: Over 10 years working experience in higher education.

  • Coordinator of Recreation Center (September 2013 – Present) – Texas Southmost College Department of Recreation Center
  • Intramural/Club Sports Coordinator (September 2008 – August 2013) – UTB & TSC Department of Campus Recreation;
  • Facility Coordinator (November 2007 – August 2008) – UTB & TSC Department of Campus Recreation
  • Student Development Specialist (October 2005 – October 2007) – UTB & TSC Department of Student Life

Professional Certifications: Adult, Child, and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor (American Red Cross), Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Texas Association Sport Official (TASO) for Soccer & Volleyball, United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Soccer Official, Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Flag Football Official.

Job Responsibilities: Oversees and manage the daily operations of the Recreation Center operations including customer service, aquatics, memberships, reservations, marketing, special events, risk management, and personnel; leads an operational staff of 30 student employees and one professional staff.

Time at Texas Southmost College: Since September 2013

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

 

Kristin D. Garza
Recreation Center Specialist
[email protected]
956.295.3591

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Health and Human Performance – Exercise Science, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Professional Experience: First year experience in higher education.

  • Recreation Center Specialist (January 2019 – Present) – Texas Southmost College Department of Recreation Center
  • P.E./Health Teacher (August 2015 – May 2018) – Valley Christian High School
  • Assistant Fitness Director (November 2014  – August 2014) – Ultra Body Fitness

Professional Certifications: Adult, Child, and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED (American Heart Association), Internationally Certified/Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, and Internationally Certified Sport Nutritionist.

Job Responsibilities: Assists Recreation Center Coordinator in the implementation process and data input for special events, aquatics program, and facility operations.

Time at Texas Southmost College: Since January 2019

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

 

Agnelia “Tiffany” Hernandez
Coordinator of Intramural Sports
[email protected]
956.295.3712

 

Education:

  • Master of Exercise Science, University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Bachelor of Health & Human Performance – Exercise Science, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Professional Experience: Over 4 years working experience in higher education.

  • Coordinator of Intramural Sports (August 2016 – Present) – Texas Southmost College Department of Recreation Center
  • Intramural & Recreational Sports Specialist (August 2014 – August 2016) – Texas Southmost College Department of Student Life
  • Facility Operations Graduate Assistant (August 2011 – August 2013) – UTB & TSC Department of Campus Recreation

Professional Certifications: Adult, Child, and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor (American Red Cross), Texas Association Sport Official for Soccer, Basketball & Volleyball, United States Soccer Federation Soccer Official

Job Responsibilities: Plans, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive intramural and recreational sports program, designed to meet the recreational needs of the College community.

Time at Texas Southmost College: Since August 2014

Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

 

Gilberto Lopez
Intramural Sports Specialist
[email protected]
956.295.3711

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Health and Human Performance – Exercise Science, University of Texas at Brownsville

Professional Experience: 3 years working experience in higher education.

  • Intramural Sports Specialist (March 2016 – Present) – Texas Southmost College Department of Recreation Center
  • Community Health Worker (July 2013 – November 2015) – City of Brownsville Public Health Department
  • Fitness and Welnees Supervisor (February 2012 – May 2013) – UTB & TSC Department of Campus Recreation

Professional Certifications: Adult, First Aid/CPR/AED (America Red Cross), Texas High School Powerlifting Association Certification.

Job Responsibilities: Assists Intramural and Sports Coordinator in the implementation process and data input for fitness programming such as incentive programs, seminars, health fairs, health assessments, etc.

Time at Texas Southmost College: Since March 2016

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas