From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

DATE: July 30, 2004
CONTACT: Melissa Sattley (512) 463-0120, cell 947-4046

Sen. Juan Hinojosa Announces Appointment of Dr. Ernest Zamora to the Texas Education Agency

AUSTIN -- Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ernest Zamora as Associate Commissioner for Support Services for the Texas Education Agency.

"Dr. Zamora has been dedicated to education all of his life," said Sen. Juan Hinojosa. "He is an excellent choice for the position. Dr. Zamora truly believes that education is the best equalizer that we have in our society."

Dr. Zamora currently serves as the Executive Director of the Region 2 Education Service Center (ESC) in Corpus Christi. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. And he has earned a Master's Degree in Spanish from Texas Tech University at Lubbock; and a Bachelor's Degree in modern languages from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

Prior to assuming his current position in 1991 as Executive Director of the Region 2 Education Service Center, Dr. Zamora was Associate Executive Director at the Region 18 ESC in Midland.