Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has re-appointed Hector L. Villarreal for terms set to expire on January 31, 2022 to the Texas Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council.

The council is charged with conducting an in-depth analysis of the impact of crime on victims, close relatives of deceased victims, guardians of victims, and society.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have been given the opportunity to representing Jim Wells County and the surrounding areas by being re-appointed to this advisory council by the Governor,” Villarreal said. “I am humbled by such an honor.”

Villarreal is the Site Director and Professor of Criminal Justice for Coastal Bend College and a reserve peace officer with the Kingsville Police Department. Previously, he served as a Senior Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol. He is a volunteer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus with St. Joseph Catholic Church Council 3169 and 4th Degree Assembly 1121. Villarreal received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice from North Central University. Additionally, he received an honorable discharge from the United States Army and the Texas National Guard.