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ID: 02/ U0205
Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Collection Historical Note

Victor Rodríguez (’55) was the first Hispanic scholarship athlete and the first Hispanic letterman in North Texas history.  In his senior year, Rodríguez was the secretary of the Geezles Fraternity, a member of both the Varsity Track and Sprint Medley Relay Teams, and recipient of a track scholarship. He also participated in the Drake Relays and the Two-Mile Relay at Kansas, where his team took first place in both. Rodríguez was also featured in the 1955 Yucca’s “Who’s Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Rodríguez earned a BA in Art Education in 1955, and returned to North Texas State College to earn an MA in Education in 1962. After completing his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Dr. Rodríguez became the first Mexican-American school superintendent in San Antonio, where he was honored with numerous awards during his tenure.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Preferred Citation: Victor Rodriguez Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections


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