Dr. Juliet V. García became president of UT Brownsville in 1992. Previously and since 1976, she was at Texas Southmost College, serving as dean of arts and sciences from 1981-1986 and president beginning in 1986. She has nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education. García received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in speech/English from the University of Houston, and her Ph.D. in communications and linguistics from UT Austin.