May 22, 2023
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a record-breaking spring commencement ceremony as it conferred 1,319 degrees on May 20 – the most degrees earned in a single semester in the university’s history. The ceremony, held at the American Bank Center, was presided over by Dr. Kelly M. Miller, TAMU-CC President and CEO.
Tito Guerrero Ed.D., who serves as the director of the Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo for the Hispanic Association of Colleges Universities delivered the commencement address. Guerrero formerly served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at TAMU-CC in numerous teaching and administrative roles for over 20 years.
In his address, Guerrero spoke about the remarkable transformation of the Island University during his time of service and reflected on how society at large benefits from the success of students who graduate with an advanced degree.
“Individuals who receive a college or university degree have a higher probability of becoming more engaged in the family, social, and civic activities that serve to strengthen our democratic institutions. They become involved in the social and civic discourse that helps to maintain the democratic principles on which this great country was founded. And the ripple effects of that discourse contribute in important ways to fostering democratic principles around the world,” Guerrero said.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a HACU-member Hispanic-Serving Institution.