Today, South Texas College in the Rio Grande Valley held a check presentation recognizing Senator Hinojosa’s contribution to higher education. Senator Hinojosa showed his long-standing support for South Texas College and his commitment to higher education through a $15,000 check to establish the Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Endowed Scholarship from funds he raised in lieu of holding a “Governor for a Day” ceremony. These scholarships will go to support South Texas College students living in his senatorial district.
“There is no greater investment than education,” Senator Hinojosa said. “Giving to universities and directly to students through this endowment to make college affordable is key. Education is the greatest equalizer. I am honored to play a role in helping our students attain a college education.”
Senator Hinojosa was elected the Senate’s President Pro Tempore this past 84th Legislative Session, serving as the Presiding Officer of the Senate in case of the Lieutenant Governor’s absence. The position, chosen by senators on a rotating basis, is highlighted with a ceremonial “Governor for a Day” event.
Instead of having a large ceremonial day of events and the pomp and circumstance that often accompanies this, Senator Hinojosa chose to focus on raising funds for endowed scholarships for the universities across his Senate District 20. His efforts resulted in $15,000 for South Texas College.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), and the Sunset Advisory Commission.