Roberto ZarateRoberto Zárate is Chair-Elect of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Roberto Zárate has served as a trustee for the Alamo Colleges since 2003. He has served as the Chair of the Board, Vice-chair of the Board, and Assistant to the Secretary of the Board.

Governor Perry appointed him to the Task force for Incentives in Higher Education. He was the founding Chair of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees and is serving as its Immediate Past Chair.

He has served on the board of directors of the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the Community Guidance Center, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, the Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center, the Taft High School Band Boosters, the Harvard Principal’s Center Advisory Board and the city of San Antonio Commission on Literacy.

Zárate’s 36-year career in education leadership included serving as the principal at Mary Hull Elementary School for 16 years, principal at John Glenn Elementary, director of curriculum and staff development for the Edgewood Independent School District (ISD), an education specialist for the LAU Desegregation Center Intercultural Development Research Association, administrative assistant to the superintendent for the Edcouch-Elsa ISD, and teaching eighth grade history in the Crystal City ISD. He is a lifetime member of the Texas and national Parent-Teacher Association, and was recognized by the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals as a Blue Ribbon Principal. He received the Yellow Rose of Texas Outstanding Educator Award.

Zárate holds a Master’s degree from San Diego State University in California and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas.