Garcia Middle School, opened in 2002, is named for Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, the President of
the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College since 1992. Garcia has carved an impressive national reputation with her success as a leader and educator. Locally, she is known for her role in developing the partnership between UTB, an upper level university, and TSC, a community college. Garcia also earned recognition as the first Mexican-American woman to become president of a U.S. college or university. The school’s first principal was Dr. Rebecca V. Rendon.