Manuel T. Pacheco

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Manuel Trinidad Pacheco (May 30, 1941—) was president of Laredo State University (1984–1988), the University of Houston–Downtown (1988–1991), the University of Arizona (1991–1997), the University of Missouri System (1997–2002). In retirement, he served as the interim president of his alma mater, New Mexico Highlands University (2006-2007),[1] and two terms as the interim president of New Mexico State University (2009, 2012-2013[2]).

Pacheco was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado. He received a bachelor's degree from New Mexico Highlands University in 1962, a masters in Spanish, and a Ph.D. in foreign language from the Ohio State University in 1962 and 1969, respectively.[3]

Before becoming president at Laredo State University, he was associate dean of the College of Education at The University of Texas at El Paso from 1982 to 1986 and executive director of the Bilingual Education Center at Texas A&I University, now known as Texas A&M University–Kingsville.[4]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Alexander F. Schilt
President of the
University of Houston–Downtown

1987–1991
Succeeded by
Max Castillo
Preceded by
Henry Koffler
President of the
University of Arizona

1991–1997
Succeeded by
Peter Likins
Preceded by
George A. Russell
President of the
University of Missouri System

1997–2002
Succeeded by
Elson Floyd