Candidate for  Board Member At-Large

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Joseph Ruiz

Director Financial Aid Services

Del Mar College

TASFAA Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • Site Selection Committee - Chair
  • Site Selection Committee - Member
  • Local Arrangements - Corpus Christi
  • Legislative Committee-member
  • Early Awareness Committee-member


Other Professional Association Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • Presenter at TAFSAA-multiple times 2011, 2012, 2014
  • TAACRO-Presenter multiple times 2010, 2012, AACRO-multiple times 2012, 2014
  • College Board-Presenter multiple times 2015, 2016
  • Presenter-Riverside County School Counselor Leadership Network 2017\



Campus Activities:

  • Return to Campus Committee
  • COVID-19 Taskforce
  • Del Mar College Economic Taskforce
  • Education is our Freedom Scholarship Board of Directors
  • SACSCO accreditation Taskforce
  • Bookstore RFP Committee



  • Deacon Candidate for the Diocese of Corpus Christi-Ordination Date November 7th, 2020
  • Institute of Rural Development Board of Directors

From the Candidate:

For the last 17 years I have been committed to helping students and families achieve their educational goals by assisting them identify the financial resources necessary to pay for college. The number one reason that I am interested in running for TASFAA office is to serve the TASFAA membership. I have been a member of TASFAA for 14 years and I have seen many amazing transformations, such as website upgrades, TASFAA in the national conversation, and students centered advocacy. The commitment of our professional association of being student advocate has given me direction of hoe to be a student advocate on my campus, I have been able to help my campus navigate the COVID-19 relief funding by being part of the Legislative Issues Committee and I am grateful to be part of such an awesome group of individuals focused on serving the TASFAA membership. In sum, if I am given the opportunity to serve on the TASFAA board, that is my commitment to the entire membership and that is to serve.