Lawrence (Lorenzo) Villarreal Garcia, born and raised in Beeville, began his work career in 1977 at the world headquarters of Western Geophysical Inc. in Houston. He was employed as a Computer Programmer / Operator for that firm. Thereafter, he accepted the position of Computer Center Manager for an oil field supply distribution company. Upon his return to Beeville, he became the Chief Systems Analyst for Bee County College, now known as Coastal Bend College, and remained in that position for ten years until he was promoted to serve as the Distance Learning Specialist for that campus. He remained in that position for the next 8 years until joining the administrative team for BISD as the Director for Technology.
Lorenzo’s mission statement is to be relentlessly focused on giving companies a more cost effective way to protect, manage, access and derive real business value from their data and information. He possess a strong working knowledge of computer networks and all that implies (i.e. security, bandwidth optimization, malware, etc.)
He was conferred a Bachelor of Business Administration from Corpus Christi State University. With the loving support of his wife, he earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Texas A&M-Kingsville by attending night school while working full time. Additionally, Lorenzo has mastered course work in the following areas:
Has been a member of the Texas Computer Educator Association for over 20 years. He is also a member of the Technology Coordinators Special Interest Group.
Lorenzo began his active involvement with his community during his college years as the local chapter president of Phi Theta Kappa and Epsilon Delta Pi and held offices in the Phi Beta Lambda college fraternities in college. His community involvement continued with his membership in the Knights of Columbus where he currently serves as Deputy Grand Knight for his council; he is also the Commander of the Honor Guard for the Fourth Degree Assembly in which he is a Sir Knight. He is a member of the Parish Council in his local church where he also volunteers as an Usher. He is a past member of the Parish Men’s club and a former member of the Finance Committee.
In his spare time, he enjoys bar-be-queuing to help defray medical expenses for cancer patients.
He and his wife enjoy being grandparents to their two lovely grandchildren and he is bilingual.