Degrees and Certifications:
Raul Vela, Jr.
Current Trustee Term Runs May 2020 to May 2023
Raul Vela, Jr. was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2020. He and his wife Carol are the proud parents of two Hays CISD students, Raul Vela, III (Trey) and Ryan. The family has lived in the community for nearly 20 years.
Vela is an actively involved community member. Prior to being elected to the Board, he had served on a number of school district citizen committees, including the Calendar Committee and the Facilities and Bond Oversight Committee. He has also mentored students at the district’s Impact Center and is engaged in community activities through his church and other youth organizations.
Vela believes it’s important to be involved in the school district because education is an investment in tomorrow’s leaders. Citizen involvement allows the school district to be accountable, provide good stewardship of resources, and to insure each and every student is prepared for success.
Vela a United States Army veteran who, from 2003 to 2004, proudly served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as the assistant general manager of a paratransit transportation service provider, MTM Transit, who works with Capital Metro.