Rick Margo '89
Mr. Rick Margo has been employed at Texas A&M University since October 2002, most recently as the interim director of the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center. He assumed the duties of Director of Operations on March 1. Previously, he was the Director of Texas A&M’s Rio Grande Valley and Laredo Regional Prospective Student Centers for the past 16 years.
After earning a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, Mr. Margo worked for the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Small Business Administration, before joining Texas A&M.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this historic partnership to bring Texas A&M University degree programs to the Valley,” said Mr. Margo. “As an Aggie myself, this is what I believe makes Texas A&M unique in higher education, serving the state and ensuring educational choice for the next generations.”
As director of operations, Mr. Margo will oversee facilities, coordinate with municipal and contracted services, and facilitate appropriate coordination with central university services for prospective student recruitment and community partnership and outreach.
Rick and his family are lifelong Rio Grande Valley residents. His wife Yvonne M. Margo is an accomplished business owner and together they have 3 daughters who are all currently attending Texas A&M University, Erika Michelle, Class of '15, Victoria Nicole, Class of '18 and Sarah Cecilia, Class of '21.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunity and Scholarship (VAMOS), is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Knights on Bikes-Brownsville Diocese, a counselor/mentor at the Evins Juvenile Detention Center, Co-founder and member of Alpha Toastmasters Club, McAllen, TX, City of McAllen Advisory Board and is part owner/director of Margo Ranch and RY Margo Properties.