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For immediate release: January 19, 2005

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Ricardo Romo to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch. He will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2007.

Romo has served as president of the University of Texas at San Antonio since May 1999. Previously, he was vice provost for undergraduate education at UT-Austin. He also has held positions at Trinity University, California State University at Northridge and University of California at San Diego.

In 2002, President Bush appointed Romo to the President’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

He received a Ph.D. from UCLA, master of arts from Loyola Marymount University and bachelor of science from UT-Austin—all in history.

An urban historian, Romo is the author of East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio and taught history at UT-Austin.

The San Antonio Branch board of directors consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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