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Diana Farias

Executive Director
Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center

Diana was born and reared in San Isidro, Texas, and was one of five siblings. Her dad, Erasmo A. Garza passed on when she was five years old forcing her mom to be a single parent with her baby sister due very soon after. She attended Elementary and High School in San Isidro,TX. Two weeks after high school graduation in 1970, she married Jose Adan Farias, her high school sweetheart. The summer of 1970, Adan and Diana moved to Texas A&I (Now Texas A&M ) Kingsville, Texas, where Adan was attending his last year in college. Diana began the first semester in college in 1970, She graduated from UT Pan American now UT RGV in 1973. She got her Masters in Education/ Business Administration in 1981. She was a principal at Buckner Elementary and helped start a new school for 3 year old's called PSJA Early Start School. It is a collaborate of Hidalgo County Head Start Program, it continues to thrive. She has been involved in the following organizations in her community: Past President for the Rio Grande Valley International Reading Association of Texas, a member of St Jude Catholic Church, the Pharr Noon Kiwaniis, and a past Board Member for the Pharr Memorial Library and the Rio Grande Literacy Center. She was part of a steering committee/task force to begin a Pharr Literacy Center in the City of Pharr, it is now expanded and known as the Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center (RGVLC). She has been working as the Executive Director for RGVLC for the past five years. She is one of the founding members of the Pharr Oratory Academy a Bilingual/Bicultural Private Catholic School and served as a Board Member. She is an active member of the Organization of Woman Executives. (OWE) She was initiated into Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) in 1990. Adan and Diana have been married for over 51 years. They have four children; Vianey Jasso, 48, Leodan, 46, Erasmo, 44, and Alisa, 42. Diana and Adán are very proud, proud grands parents of 10 beautiful, adorable grandchildren.(ages 1/2 and 26) She puts her all into her RGVLC volunteer accomplishes and if she can’t get it done she always asks for help. She knows in her heart that their four children and 10 grandchildren are “their greatest accomplishment.”

Diana Farias
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