Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dr. Mauro Castro named newest Regents Professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville

KINGSVILLE - December 03, 2010

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents named the newest Regents Professors and Dr. Mauro Castro, chemistry professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was on the list.

The Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university and to the people of Texas. To date, 131 A&M System faculty members have been named Regents Professors. 

Castro has been teaching chemistry at the university since 1989, earning the rank of professor in 1999.

He received the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for the past two years and received the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award in 2009. In 2008, he received the National Role Model Faculty Award from Minority Access and in 2003 he earned the Coastal Bend Pharmacy Association Irma Rangel Leadership Award. Castro was the Kingsville El Dorado Citizen of the Year award winner in 2003, received the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2001 and won the Olan Kruse Award in 2000.

He was chair of the chemistry department from 1995 through 2004 and is currently president of the Faculty Senate. Castro has received over $8 million in research dollars, supervised 20 undergraduate students, served on 42 thesis and dissertation committees, published 21 articles in refereed journals and books and presented 42 lectures and papers at professional meetings.

Castro was associate dean of the school of pharmacy from 2001-05 and has served on various committees for the State Board of Educator Certification. In his spare time, Castro volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the United States Navy Reserve as campus liaison officer and is a flight instructor.

He is an alumnus of Texas A&I University, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University.


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