Arturo Madrid served as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University. Prior to joining the faculty of Trinity University, he served as the founding president of the Tomás Rivera Center, the nation’s first institute for policy studies on Latino issues, a position he held from 1984 to 1993. He has held numerous academic and administrative appointments at institutions across the country including Dartmouth College, The University of California, San Diego, and the University of Minnesota. He also served as Director of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program (MISIP) in the U.S. Department of Education as well as National Director of the Ford Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Program for Mexican Americans, Native Americans and Puerto Ricans.
Currently Madrid serves as a member of the board of directors of Arte Público Press and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (San Antonio).