Robert Estrada

Robert Estrada

Robert Estrada

Vital Stats

Gubernatorial Campaign Contributions:

-Bush: $270

Years as Regent:

November 2001-February 2005

Residency: Dallas, Texas

"I certainly would not want to vote on something that might be reversed on the legal side later on."

-Robert Estrada on the infrastructure fee. He ended up voting for the fee in February 2002 amidst student protest and emerging evidence that the fee was indeed illegal. In July 2002, Attorney General John Cornyn ruled the infrastructure fee illegal.

"The tendency ... that it would probably go up because everything else is starting to cost more - that's how the market is nowadays"

-Robert Estrada on tuition deregulation. (The Daily Texan 3/25/03)

Appointed by Perry, UT has yet to provide information on him. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Estrada served on the Board of Directors for the Student Loan Marketing Association, the largest federally backed student loan provider. Sallie Mae is a corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress. It's on the cutting edge of privatization, wheeling and dealing in $72 billion in student loans and making a profit off struggling students. It seems Estrada might have a few friends that will make money off of increased fees and broke students at the University.

From October 1, 1997 until September 30, 2000, Mr. Estrada served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), a self-regulatory organization which sets standards for the municipal securities industry. Mr. Estrada was designated Chairman of the MSRB during his third year on the Board. At the present time, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas.

Mr. Estrada is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Trinity River Authority of Texas and has served on the Policy Board of the Texas Department of Commerce. He was appointed by former Governor George W. Bush to Chair the Advisory Committee to the Governor for the selection of the Texas Quarter Dollar Coin Design that will be used by the U. S. Mint to produce the Texas Quarter Dollar in 2004.

Boards and Executive Positions

Estrada Hinojosa and Company, Inc.:
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

Art Institute of Dallas:
Board of Trustees

Municipal Advisory Council of Texas:
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

The Dallas Opera:
Board of Trustees

Dallas Theater Center:
Board of Trustees

Southwestern Medical Foundation:
Board of Trustees

The Dallas Plan:
Board of Directors

Southern Dallas Development Corp Financing Board:
Board of Directors