Ray Marvin Keck, III


            Texas Military Institute 1965
            Princeton University, AB, magna cum laude,
                        Romance Languages and Literatures 1969
                        Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures 1978
            Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
                       México, summer program 1966, 1967
            Bryn Mawr College in Madrid, summer program
            Harvard Divinity School, 1968
                        Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow 1969-1970
           Harvard Graduate School of Education,
                         The Harvard Seminar for Experienced Presidents Certificate 2008
Organ study:
            Mary Krimmel, Westminster Choir College 1965-1978
            Carl Weinrich, Princeton University 1966-1969
            John Ferris, Harvard University 1969-1970
            The Hotchkiss School 1970-1978
                        Instructor in Spanish and Chair, Dept. Of Modern Languages
            Union National Bank of Laredo 1978-1979
                        International Banking Officer
            Laredo State University
                        Asst. Professor of Spanish; Asst. to the 1979-1983
                        Charged with organizing first program in development
             Episcopal High School 1983-1987
                        Chair, Foreign Language Department; established summer
                        study abroad in Segovia, Spain.
             Potomac School 1987-1989
                        Chair, Foreign Language Department, K-12; continued
                                    program in Segovia
                        Headed foreign language curricula in grades K-8 and
                                    established foreign language program in grades 9-12
            St Anne's Belfield School 1989-1993
                        Director, Upper School
                        Charged with the recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of
                                    a secondary school faculty of 50; responsible for all
                                    aspects of preparatory academic program and
                                   college placement
            Texas A&M International University
                        Professor of Spanish; Chair, Dept. of Language, Jan. 1994 -
                                    Literature, and Arts
                       Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 1999-2001
                        President Sept. 2001 -
                        Love's Dialectic: Mimesis and Allegory in the Romances of Lope de Vega.
                        Oxford, MS: University of Mississippi, 1999.
                       "Sweet Nails, Sweet Cross: Metonymy, not Metaphor"
                                               Published 2005, Mise Publication.
                       "Changing the Blood: Language, Literature, and Teaching." Journal of Hispanic
                                               HigherEducation, Vol I, No. 1, January 2002.
                       "Playing for Apollo: The Technical and Aesthetic Legacy of Carl Weinrich." The
                                               Diapason, February, 2000.
                       "Cide Hamete, Melquíades, Alba Trueba: Marco narrativo y tema en Cervantes,
                                               García Márquez y Allende." Crítica Hispánica, Vol XVIII, Otoño, 1996.
                       "Bach's Legacy: A Musical Offering." American Music Teacher,
            Works in Progress
                       Biography of Lope deVega. (In English)
Professional Service:
            NCAA Division II Heartland Conference, 2010-11 Chair, Presidents’ Council
            Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, Executive Committee of
                        the Council Category "A" Representative, October 2004 -
            Council of Chief Executive Officers, The Texas A&M University System
            Council of School Executives for Regents' Initiative for Excellence in Education
            The Philosophical Society of Texas, Member 2004 -
            Laredo 250th Celebration Committee, Chair 2004
            Laredo Quality of Life Committee, Member 2004
            Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee for Field of Study
            Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee for Transfer--Colleges
                        and Universities
            Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
                        Term Expired: 2005
            American Association of State Colleges & Universities Committee on
                        Teacher Education Member, 2004
            Texas International Education Consortium Nominating Committee
                        Member, 2008-2009
            Texas International Education Consortium Finance & Investment Committee
                        Member, 2004-2008
            Texas International Education Consortium, Executive Committee Member
                        Vice-Chair 2004-2005
            Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Infrastructure Formula Study
                        Committee Member, 2004-2008
            Advisory Council, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures,
                        Princeton University
            Journal of Hispanic Higher Education Advisory Board, 2003
            Laredo Educational System Coalition Committee, Member 2002-2007
            Board of Directors, Texas Council for the Humanities
            Named to Governor's Executive Development Program, fall 2000
            Initiated and organized the university's first program in fine arts.
            Guided the design and installation of a new 21-rank pipe organ in Laredo, and
                        played the dedication recital in September, 1996. This is the third
                        project completed to bring a new pipe organ to a parish in Laredo.
            Elected commencement speaker, TAMIU, December, 1996
            Revised Spanish curriculum for Texas A&M International University, including
                        Master's of Arts degree in Spanish. Proposal for joint doctorate in
                        Hispanic Studies in the A&M System is nearing completion. 
            Guided the preparation of proposals and presentation to the Texas Higher
                        Education Coordinating Board of eight new degrees for this university.
            Received Toro Award for Distinguished Service, Cigarroa High School, May, 1997.
            Instituted research track for faculty at a university where teaching has been the
                        faculty's dominant responsibility.
            Instituted procedures to ensure proper communication and mentorship by chairs
                        of faculty on probationary status.
            Instituted, together with the Office of Institutional Advancement, the university's
                        first honors program.
            Initiated the University's first Office of Distance Learning.
            Required all faculty to post online syllabi in each course by September, 2001.
            First piloted myself, and then institutionalized a mentorship program for university
                        faculty to guide the development and delivery of Advanced
                        Placement curricula in Laredo schools. This program, the Faculty
                        Fellows, was accepted for participation in a GEAR-UP collaboration
                        involving Texas A&M University, Texas A&M International University,
                        and the Texas Education Agency.
            Presented our Faculty Fellows program to both state and national meetings of
            Initiated a task force now working to finalize a plan for dual language
                        curricula/biliteracy in all Laredo schools.
            Addressed the State Teacher Forum: "Isaiah Berlin, Romanticism, and Teaching,"
                        February, 2000, Dallas, Texas.
            Invited to address conference sponsored by AASCU, February, 2000, on                         
                        international education. Graduation speaker, spring commencement,
                        Cigarroa High School, May, 2000.
            Keynote speaker, annual convention, Texas Foreign Language Association, March
                        30, 2001.
            Assisted in preparation of legislative package and institutional presentation for
                        and 77th legislature.
            Master of ceremonies or speaker for professional organizations and clubs in
                        Laredo, several times each month. Addresses have included a wide variety
                        of topics in literature, education, and the fine arts.
            Keynote Speaker: Río Bravo Association Conference . Texas A&M University - Kingsville
                        April 2, 2004. "Rankings and Ravings: Quality of Life"
            Keynote Speaker: Teacher's Award Ceremony. "Caring for Student Success
                        No Excuses, Just Results." Zapata I.S.D., May 14, 2004
            Master of Ceremonies of Princess Pocahontas Pageant in Laredo, Texas
                        February 12, 2006
            Master of Ceremonies of Tuesday Music & Literature Club in Laredo, Texas
                        February 14, 2006
           Master of Ceremonies of Princess Pocahontas Pageant in Laredo, Texas
                       February 10, 2007
           Master of Ceremonies, WBCA-IGNC Bridge Ceremony
                       February 17, 2007
           Honorary Referee for Track and Field, Border Olympics
                       March 3, 2007
           Keynote Speaker, Dedication of the Billy Hall Jr., County Building
                       August 20, 2007
          Billy F. Cowart Award in Bilingual Education
                   April 25, 2009
          Tzu Chi College of Technology, "Certificate of Appreciation" In Support of Sign Language
                   Opera Performance 'Love Transcends the Sky Line'
                   February 8, 2009
           Laredo Community College , "In Recognition of Significant Contributions on Behalf of Higher
                   Education in Our Community" Presneted to Dr. Ray M. Keck, III, The Society of Martha
                   Washington, 2009
           South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America, "Laredo Distinguished Citizen Award"
           United High School "Certificate of Appreciation" Award
                   November 25,2008
           Corazones de Tejas Hearts of Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign Platinum
                   "Leadership Award," April 23, 2008
           J.B. Alexander High School, "Certificate of Appreciation" In Support of 'Go Get It Week'
                    January 2008
           Navidad del Barrio Amalia V. Urban Volunteer of the Year "Appreciation Award"
                    December 18, 2007
           Young Men Youth Leadership Conference, "Certificate of Appreciation" In Support of Sponsorship
                    and Participation, December 14, 2007
           City of Laredo "Laredo Distinguished Citizen" Award
                    November 28, 2007
           Laredo Chamber of Commerce Ramiro Sanchez "Spirit of Laredo" Award 2006-2007
                    September 27, 2007
           Honorary Recipient of United States Flag from U.S. Marine Corps, Recognizing Support of Troops
                    Stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, July 27, 2007
           LISD TAMIU Early College High School "Appreciation Award" from students
                     May 29, 2007
            Laredo Community College "Meritorious Service Award"
                       May 12, 2007
            Laredo Masonic Lodge #547, "Community Builder Award"
                       March 2, 2007
            West Wind Homes, "Border Olympics Honorary Director Award"
                       March 1, 2007
            Phi Kappa Delta International, "Appreciation Award for Services Rendered as
                       as Charter Member" February 23, 2007
            KLRN 2007 Women’s Health Conference “In Recognition of Continuous Support in
                       Bringing Women’s Health Issues to the Community Award,” January 20, 2007
            Divino Magazine published in January 2007 by, Laredo Morning Times, named Dr. Ray M. Keck
                       as “Divino Man of the Year- Leading Laredo’s Educational and Cultural Development”
            Leadership Laredo “Appreciation Award for Supporting Leadership Laredo”,
                       September 6, 2006
            Zapata County I.S.D. General Session, “Appreciation Award for Supporting the Zapata
                       Higher Education and Technology Initiative”, August 9, 2006
             Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, "In Recognition for Tireless Support of Music in the Arts at Texas
                       International University, and for Unending Enthusiasm for the Sharkey-Corrigan Pipe Organ"
                       July 23, 2006
            Gateway to Mexico All Sports Clinic 2006, “Appreciation Award”
            Vidal M. Treviño Award, Outstanding Soccer Volunteer, Border Olympics Plaque
                       presented to Dr. Ray M. Keck, III, March 2, 2006
            League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC Council 7 and LNB,
                       “Gary G. Jacobs Higher Education Award” presented to Dr. Ray M. Keck, III,
                       “In Grateful Recognition & Appreciation for your Educational Contributions to
                       our Community” at WBCA Noche De Cabaret event, February 15, 2006
            Zapata County Independent School District, Appreciation Award for
                       “Guest Speaker for the Inauguration of Zapata South Elementary School”
                       January 28, 2006
            Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society,
                        "Appreciation Award for Services Rendered as Charter Member"
            TMI -The Episcopal School of Texas, Distinguished Alumnus and Honoree,
                        Stars Over TMI, September 24, 2005
            Texas A&M International University Faculty Senate 2004-2005
                        “Appreciation Award”
            Laredo Rotary Club, 2004-2005 “Service Above Self Award”
            Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School Student Council, Pride and Patriotism Committee
                        FAMAHISPANA 2004 Raices Award
            Laredo Junior Achievement, 2004 Laredo Business Hall of Fame
            Diocese of Laredo Catholic Schools, St. Agustine School 2004 Academic Fair
                        Appreciation Award of Participation as a Poetry Judge
            United Way 2008 - 2002 Silver Leadership Award
            State Employee Charitable Campaign 2006 and 2005 “Certificate of Recognition,
                        in Grateful Appreciation for Helping the People of our Community”,
                        2003 "Volunteer of the Year" and 2002 "Highest Employee
                        Group Recognition and Presentation Award
            Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra 2002-2003 Appreciation Award"
            Consejo de Instituciones de Nuevo Laredo 2002 Appreciation Award
            American Heart Walk 2002 Honorary Chair
            Laredo Rotary Club 2001 "Paul Harris Fellow Award"
            Laredo Lulac Council 2001 "Tejano Achievers Award"
Professional Memberships:
            Board of Trustees Member
                        Laredo Area Community Foundation Board Member, 2004 -
                        Mercy Ministries of Laredo Board of Trustees Chair, 2004 -
                        Texas State Aquarium Board of Trustees Member, 2004 -
                        KLRN Alamo Public Telecommunications Council Board of Directors, 2007
                        The Hotchkiss School Board of Trustees Member, 2003 - 2007
            Local Civic Contributions
                        Elected to Portray George Washington for Washington's Birthday Celebration, 2009
                        Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors and Founding Chairman
                        Council for Excellence in Education, 2007-
                        Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, 2007-
                        Phi Delta Kappa International, 2006
                        Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2005
                        Webb County Heritage Foundation "Republic of the Rio Grande President," 2001-2004
                        Washington's Birthday Celebration Association Parade Marshall, February 2004
Musical experience:
            Organ repertoire includes all the preludes and fugues for organ by J.S. Bach.
            Principal organist, Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown 1985-1989
            Performed organ concertos by Handel, National Gallery Orchestra 1986
            Soloist with Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform
                        Poulenc's "Concerto for Organ and Strings." 1987
            Featured organ soloist, Virginia Consort, Charlottesville 1992-1994
            Invited to address the American Guild of Organists
                        Centennial Convention, special session
                        devoted to organ pedagogy. July 1996
            Concertized widely in Connecticut, Virginia, and Texas, and
                        the District of Columbia. Works by J.S. Bach,
                        Buxtehude,  Sweelinck, D'Aquin,
                        Mendelssohn, Franck, Vierne,  Hindemith, Pepping.
             Organist and Musical Director, Christ Church Episcopal, Laredo 1995-
            Invited to serve as reviewer for new CD's of the works of
                        J.S. Bach, The Diapason. 2000-
            Who's Who in America Achievement Published Biography
                        58th Ed., 2004
            Married Patricia González Cigarroa
                        Director of Health Services, Laredo Independent School District 2007 -
                        School Nurse for Vidal M. Treviño 2006-2007
                                   School of Communications & Fine Arts  
                        Coordinator of Health Services, Laredo Independent School District 2003-2006
                        School Nurse for Milton Elementary School, Laredo 2000-2003
                        MSN, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi 2005
                        BA, Rice University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1976
            Three daughters:
                        Teresa Cigarroa Keck
                                    Associate, Vinson & Elkins, Houston 2007-
                                    JD, University of Texas School of Law, Austin 2007
                                    MA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin 2005
                                    BA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin 2001
                        Joyce Cigarroa Keck
                                    Married Danny S. Rafati May 1, 2004
                                    MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston 2007
                                    AB, Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa 2002
                        Lacey Cigarroa Keck (deceased)
                                    BS, Applied Learning & Development,University of Texas, Austin 2006
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