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About Dr. Jude Valdez

Dr. Jude Valdez Jude Valdez is Vice President for Community Services at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dr. Valdez oversees the University’s community engagement programs, including the Institute for Economic Development, Institute of Texan Cultures, P-20 Initiatives, Office of Extended Education/Special Events, Mexico Center, the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) and the Center for Civic Engagement.

During his 30-year career at UTSA, Dr. Valdez has held numerous leadership positions including Associate Dean of the College of Business, Assistant to the President of the University, and Founding Director for the Institute for Economic Development.  He was responsible for the planning and development of the University’s downtown campus. While Dr. Valdez’s principle duties at the University of Texas at San Antonio are in the area of administration, he continues to teach in the Department of Management.

Dr. Valdez obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he later served as Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. He has served as the President of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education in 1984 and in 2000.  Dr. Valdez served as an Officer in various positions in the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship from 1984-1987. He has served as Chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Small Business Development Center program and currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network and the UTSA Mexico Center.  He is currently a Board Member for San Antonio Educational Partnership and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Dr. Valdez also sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Journal of Small Business Strategy.