(KINGSVILLE, TX) — Kimberlee D. Garza has joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy as its director of development. She will be responsible for assisting in the establishment of a development program to cultivate private and corporate donations and government grant opportunities toward attaining funding for scholarships, research and professional development for the college.

Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., founding dean of the HSC-College of Pharmacy, said: “The college is excited to have a new director of development on board, one who has varied experiences in the field of development.”

“I have lived, worked and attended college in Kingsville for more than 10 years, and I firmly believe that the establishment of the HSC-Rangel College of Pharmacy has had, and will continue to have, a positive effect on the community and South Texas,” said Garza upon being named the college’s first-ever director of development.

Prior to this appointment, Garza was director of estate and asset services for the American Cancer Society. Within Kingsville, she has been employed by the Texas Tropical Trail Region as regional coordinator and director and has been affiliated with the South Texas Historical Association, the Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the Go Texan Rural Community Program.

“I know, from my non-profit work in the area, that South Texans are very generous and supportive of educational endeavors, as Ms. Irma Lerma Rangel and her family have so adequately demonstrated,” Garza said.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its seven colleges, located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, and the School of Rural Public Health.

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