Founder and Educational Consultant
Degrees: Master’s Degree in International Relations
Experience: 20 years as a motivational speaker and trainer in a variety of educational settings.
Mr. Robles has been working with economically-disadvantaged families for over 20 years as a motivational speaker and trainer in a variety of educational settings. His mission is to promote a culture of high expectations and the importance of post-secondary education for all students. From 2008 to 2010, Robles led the University of Texas Systems’ Café con Leche (Coffee with Milk) initiative, an informal forum for parents to learn more about the financial aid and college application process. Café con Leche has evolved into a research-based, multifaceted program with the following components: Community and Neighborhood Cafes, Road to College, financial aid events, and teacher training. Café con Leche partners with universities, colleges, school districts, and community organizations and hosted the radio program Asuntos Hispanos on 107.9 FM MANA.
Robles has worked with over 80 communities and partners throughout Texas and Florida, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio, UT Brownsville, UT El Paso, UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College, Midwestern State University, Central Texas College, Amarillo College, West Texas University, Vernon College, several independent school districts and various Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Robles holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Texas State University-San Marcos and a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas.
Special Honors and Recognition:
- Community Champion of Wichita Falls, 2021
- Hispanic Person of the Year by Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative, 2019
- Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board Member, 2018-Present
- Woodrow Willson Fellowship Recipient