Rene Vargas, a native El Pasoan, graduated from Riverside High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served with the Marine Corps Air Wing Division. He was honorably discharged after serving six years of active and inactive duty. Upon returning home, he acquired an Associate’s Degree in electronics and began his career as an electronic technician. He also attended UTEP and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He has over twenty five years’ experience in accounting and business ranging from the private sector to Governmental accounting. His prior experience comprises duties as Senior Accountant for a Fortune 500 company, during his tenure in the Maquiladora manufacturing industry in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. He was a Lead Auditor with the State Comptroller’s Office, and a Business Manager/Accountant in the medical field. Rene has been with the Socorro I.S.D. for over seventeen years and currently holds the position as the Director of Business Services for the District. He is involved in his community by serving in the Teachers Federal Credit Union’s supervisory committee since January 2007 and is also a member of the Board of Directors for TFCU.