Vashil Fernandez

Vashil Fernandez Director of Planning & Community Development and Health for the city of Texarkana, Texas. Graduated: Degrees earned in 2014, 2015, and 2016


Bachelor’s in International Business, two Master’s in International Commerce and Policy and International Economics and Finance

Best memories from your Valpo days:  

I have a lot of great memories after attending Valpo for 5 years! I met my beautiful wife my freshman year. I played on the men’s basketball team and won 4 championships, making the NCAA tournament twice.

Some of my best memories were just being involved in and around the university. Also through Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA), I was able to showcase the many aspects of my culture and learn about other cultures through the different activities they hosted.

Since leaving Valpo, I played basketball professionally until retiring from basketball in September 2019. Now I am working in Economic Development, and was promoted in 2021 to the Director of Planning for Community Development & Health for the city of Texarkana, Texas.

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