Dr. Francisco Guajardo

Trustee | Edinburg, Texas

Francisco Guajardo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas. A child of the South Texas and northeastern Mexico borderland, he was raised on both sides of the border, attended public schools in the rural community of Edcouch-Elsa in the Rio Grande Valley, and became an educator. He earned a B.A. in English, an M.A. in History and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in History, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Administration from University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Guajardo worked in public schools as a teacher and administrator for 12 years and as a professor and administrator in higher education for 18 years. He has authored or co-authored three books and over 70 articles on topics that include education, community leadership, history, organizational development, Latino epistemologies and museum leadership. In September 2019, he became CEO of the Museum of South Texas History.