Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dr. Alberto Ruiz Named College of Education & Human Performance Dean

KINGSVILLE - June 01, 2011

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

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Dr. Alberto Ruiz has been selected to serve as Dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Ruiz has served as interim dean of the college since 2009.

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved Ruiz’s appointment during their May meeting.

“I am honored to be appointed Dean, College of Education and Human Performance,” Ruiz said. “As an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a local resident, I appreciate the need for our college to make a difference in the lives of our students, as well as children in public education in South Texas.”

A native of Alice, Ruiz earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1993 and a master’s in kinesiology in 1995—both from A&M-Kingsville. He earned his doctoral degree in physical education in 2001 from the University of Houston. Ruiz joined the A&M-Kingsville faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. He has served as interim chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology and Bilingual Education and associate dean of the college.

Under Ruiz’s guidance as interim dean, the College of Education and Human Performance obtained $1.9 million in external funding, experienced a nearly 11 percent enrollment increase from spring 2010 to spring 2011, funded the remodeling of the Human Performance Laboratory and created several new positions to meet the need of the growing college. 

“These are exciting times for the college with the re-organization of the college, faculty scholarly productivity and service, and exceptional staff,” Ruiz said. “I hope that with continued growth in student enrollment, teaching, research, and grant acquisition and activity, we will move the college and university forward and make the Javelina community proud.”


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