Mays alumÂ Lupe Fraga ’57, president and CEO of Houston-based Tejas Office Supplies, was sworn in as one of the newest members of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in May.
The accounting graduate, also a 2003 Mays Outstanding Alumni Award winner, will serve until 2011. He and former A&M coach Gene Stallings ’57 joined the board during its May meeting on campus.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Fraga attended Texas A&M on a baseball scholarship. He joined the Army, spending three years in France as a lieutenant before returning to Houston in the 1960s to purchase a small office supply company. Tejas Office Supplies is now one of Houston’s largest minority-owned businesses, recording $13 million in annual revenues.
Fraga, recently named Hispanic Business Man of the Year for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Region III, also serves as board chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch.