Collegiate Senator of Education
TONY PEREZ is a junior majoring in EC-6 Bilingual Education, Upon his arrival at UTEP from Austin, Texas, Senator Perez’s passion for wanting to make a difference in the lives of El Paso’s children led him to joining an organization at the The College of Education. Because of this desire, Tony joined and went from being the local President of the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) to the West Texas District President of the award winning Texas State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. Aside from education, Senator Perez’s second passion is law. In spring 2015, under the Presidency of Robert Dominguez, Perez was appointed to the position of Public Defender, where his appreciation and compassion for justice allowed him to fulfill his duties as Public Defender. Senator Perez’s devotion for his college led him to run for the office of Collegiate Education Senator. His understanding of the struggles Interdisciplinary students endure during their preparation for the Texas State Teacher Certification Exams, specifically the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR), motivated him to make a difference in the lives of his peers. Aside from providing a voice of the College of Education, his goal is to focus on the interest of his peers by making them his priority. Upon graduation, Senator Perez aspires to attend Columbia University School of Law in New York City with the inclination of someday becoming a Law School Professor while at the same time practicing Corporate Law.
Senate Appointment Review Committee (SARC) Co-chair for the 2016-2017 Administration