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Ayala Takes Over as Director of Corporate Education

Sunday, February 2, 2014
By Eladio Jaimez

AyalaTo say that Greg Ayala’s been there and done that, might be an understatement.

Whether in the private or public sector, Ayala’s made his livelihood by nourishing the economic development in the Valley.

And after serving as a Vice President of Operations in the private sector, Ayala took over as Director of Corporate Education for Texas State Technical College where he hopes to put his vast experience over the years for the benefit of the college.

“I’m really excited about being here and for the opportunity to put my experience from working in economic development and in the private sector to use here,” Ayala said.

Ayala is a 1989 graduate of Weslaco High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government from the University of Texas in Austin in 1992.

Ayala went on to earn two master’s degrees at UTPA in Edinburg, one in Public Administration and another in Business Administration.

And before joining TSTC at the beginning of the year, Ayala did a little bit of everything.

From working for the Texas Migrant Council and the Urban County Program to being a strategic planner and working at South Texas College in McAllen as a training specialist, Ayala’s experience speaks for itself.

“I’ve done this type of work before with STC and I know what it takes to build that relationship with corporations and EDCs,” Ayala said. “Over the years I’ve learned different things.”

And even though he’s been on the job less than one month, Ayala’s already got big plans for the Office of Corporate Education.

“I like the diversity of the technical programs we have here at TSTC,” Ayala said. “I hope to increase the number of grants and the number of companies we work with and strengthen our relationship with the EDCs in our service area.”

For more information on Corporate and Community Education, go to http://www.tstc.edu/harlingencorporate.

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