Former Mays student Lupe Fraga ’57 won the prestigious Hispanic Business Man of the Year for Region III Award presented by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).

After earning his BBA in accounting in 1957, Fraga purchased an office supply store in Houston and renamed it Tejas Office Products. More than 40 years later, Fraga serves as president and chief executive officer of one of Houston’s largest minority-owned businesses. Fraga also serves as board chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch and serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston YMCA. In 2003, he received a Mays Business School Outstanding Alumni Award.

The Texas A&M University HUB Program nominated Fraga for the USHCC award, as Tejas Office Products is the second largest minority supplier for Texas A&M.