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Mr. Ramiro Rosales Chavez, BMEd, MS, PH, BS (w/V), SS, FNWC


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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Ramiro Rosales Chavez, BMEd, MS, PH, BS (w/V), SS, FNWC

Fellow Ram Chavez is a Texas Goodwill Ambassador and Fellow of New Westminster College. He studied music education from 1964 to 1966 and 1969 to 1970 at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas and earned a Bachelor of Music Education in 1974 from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. Later, he earned a Master of Science in Educational Administration in 1984 from Texas A&M University. Mr. Chavez has also qualified for the Texas Administrative Certificate in Middle Management and the Texas Teacher Certificate in Music.

Fellow Chavez has an outstanding record of ethical leadership and volunteerism. He is a Texas Goodwill Ambassador, retired principal and educator, musician, veteran and former Board Member of the Hispanic Military Heroes Foundation. His other professional experience includes:

  • 1986 – present: Chairman of the Board and Director, Veterans Band of Corpus Christi
  • December 2009: Member, Veterans Advisory Board, Heart of Texas Health Care Network, Veterans Administration
  • April 2007: Vice Chairman for Political Outreach, Texas Democrat Veterans
  • September 2001 – January 2003: Legislative Aide, District Office of Senator Carlos F. Truan, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • January 2001: Staff Director, Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, Re-appointed by Senator Carlos F. Truan
  • January 2001: Staff Director, Sub Committee on Military Affairs, Re-appointed by Senator Carlos F. Truan
  • January 1999 – January 2001: Staff Member of Senator Carlos F. Truan, Served as Staff Director and Legislative Aide
  • 1994 – 2000: Board of Directors, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
  • November 1997 – April 1999: Political Consultant, Eddie Garza Security and Investigation
  • April 1999: Retired from Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • June 1998: State Delegate, Democratic Party, San Antonio, Texas
  • August 1986 – May 1997: Assistant Principal, Cunningham Middle School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • June 1985 – August 1986: Administrative Assistant to the Principal, W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • June 1981 – August 1986: Director of Bands, W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • August 1980 – June 1981: Administrative Assistant to the Principal, Cullen Junior High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • January 1974 – June 1981: Director of Bands, Cullen Junior High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • September 1973 – December 1973: Student Teacher/Director of Jazz, Moody High School, Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • July 1972 – July 1986: Director of Jazz Bands, Del Mar College Summer Band Camp
  • July 1970 – July 1971: Director of Stage Band, Summer Band Camp, Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1974 – 1994: Member, Eddie Galvan Orchestra
  • 1974: Member, Abel Perez Orchestra
  • 1972-1974: Member, Edie Crockett’s Band
  • 1969-1972: Leader, Ram and The Impalas
  • 1967-69: Soldier and Combat Medic, U.S. Army, Decorated for Heroism and Gallantry in Vietnam
  • 1965: Leader, Ram & The Impalas
  • 1962: Member, Freddy Martinez Orchestra
  • 1960: Member, The Continentals

Fellow Chavez’s memberships in professional education organizations include:

  • Member, National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Member, Texas State School Principals Association
  • Member, Corpus Christi Principals & Supervisors Association
  • Member, Texas Bandmaster Association
  • Member, Texas Music Educators Association
  • Member, Corpus Christi Band Directors’ Association
  • Member, Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity (Music Educators)

Fellow Chavez’s other memberships include:

  • Board Member, Hispanic Military Heroes Foundation
  • National Aide-de-Camp to National Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Member, Corpus Christi Chapter, Civitans
  • Member, Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Member, Texas Jazz Society
  • Life Member, Chapter 598, Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Member, Post 1735 Catholic War Veterans
  • Life Member, Post 2397, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member, Board of Directors, Chapter 910 Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Life Member, Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans
  • Member, American G. I. Forum
  • Member, Council No. 1, LULAC
  • Member, Post 28, American Legion
  • Member, South Texas Chapter, Association of the United States Army
  • Member, Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans
  • Member, National Association of Medics and Corpsman
  • Member, Combat Medics Association
  • Member, Knights of Columbus
  • Member, 199th Light Infantry Brigade Association
  • Member, Coastal Bend Chapter, United States Marine Corps League
  • Member, Texas Democrat Veterans

Fellow Chavez’s military awards and decorations include: Silver Star for Gallantry, Bronze Star Medal w/V device for Valor, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and numerous other campaign and service medals. He was also awarded the Combat Medical Badge.

Fellow Chavez’s other honours and awards include:

  • 2013: Guest Speaker, ROTC Awards Ceremony, Texas A&M University
  • 2012: Fellow of New Westminster College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2011: Advocate of the Year, Corpus Christi Mayor’s Committee for Veterans’ Affairs
  • 2011: Guest Speaker, Memorial Day Ceremony, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D. C.
  • 2011: Honoree, Roy Miller High School Hispanic Legend
  • 2010: Honoree, Most Distinguished Alumni, 75th Celebration of Del Mar College
  • 2009: Honoree, Del Mar College Wall of Honor
  • 2008: Honoree, Roy Miller High School Hall of Fame
  • 2007: U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Commendation awarded by the Honorable Peter Green, Secretary of the Army, and General George W. Casey, Chief of Staff
  • 2007: Legion of Honor, 4 Chaplains
  • 2000: Appointed to Corpus Christi Arts and Cultural Commission by the Mayor and City Council
  • 1997: Appointed to National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Department of Defense
  • 1991: Inductee, Hall of Fame, Veterans Hall in Laredo, Texas
  • 1990: Outstanding Citizen, United Married Couples of Corpus Christi
  • 1990: Veteran Advocate of the Year, Small Business Administration, Corpus Christi
  • 1989: Patrick Henry Patriotism Award, Military Order of World Wars
  • 1989: Commissioned as a Ambassador of Goodwill by the Governor of Texas
  • 1989: Commissioned as a State Admiral of the Texas Navy by the Governor of Texas
  • 1984: Grand Marshall, Ram Chavez Day and Armed Forces Day Parade

As a Fellow of New Westminster College, Ramiro Rosales Chavez is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.