Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, TX.
(3295 Bob Rogers Dr.)

The ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m.

The facility is directly behind the SWTJC/SRSU campus.

Commencement will be available to watch online here:

Morris Libson, Jr.

Chairman of the Eagle Pass Maverick County Economic Development Alliance
Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Commencement Speaker

Spring 2023

Morris Libson, Jr. was born in Eagle Pass, Texas on February 7, 1955. He is the son of Mauricio Libson and Consuelo Valdes, both from Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.  He is a third generation Libson and the grandson of Salomon Libson, a Russian Jew and the first Libson to come to America from Russia in 1915. He is very proud of his heritage and never forgets that the most important inheritances that his father Mauricio provided him was teaching him the value of hard work and insisting that he complete his education.

He is a 1973 graduate of Eagle Pass High School, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University in 1981.  He considers his MBA from Sul Ross as a significant part of his professional education realizing that what he learned while attending the Sul Ross extensions in Eagle Pass and Uvalde complemented the technical knowledge from his engineering degree. His Sul Ross MBA has been instrumental in his business management and his success in his various business endeavors.

After his graduation from Texas A&M in 1977, where he was a Distinguished Member of the Corps of Cadets, his first employment was as an assistant engineer for Texas Apparel Company for its three manufacturing plants in Piedras Negras, becoming in a short time their Head Engineer. In 1981, upon his father’s retirement, he assumed the duties as General Manager of Compañia Nacional de Gas (Conagas), the natural gas distribution company in Piedras Negras that his grandfather and his partners founded in 1934.  Consequently, upon his father’s passing in 2002, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Conagas.  He is also Vice-President and part owner of Nosbil, Inc. and Texas State Natural Gas in Eagle Pass. In recent years, along with his wife Dora Elia and their three children, they have undertaken other business ventures where he is the President and Manager of MVN Enterprises LLC.

Shortly upon his return to the Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras border, he married his high school sweetheart Dora Elia Ramon and have been blessed with their three children, Morris III, Veronika Lizzette and Nikolas Salomon Libson.  For Dora and Morris their family is everything, and at this stage of their lives, they enjoy their grandchildren to the fullest.

Since his high school days and upon his return after his college graduation, Morris Libson, Jr has been passionate about his community service with the youth both in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras.  He continues today to be the President of the Eagle Pass Babe Ruth Baseball League. He considers his greatest accomplishment as having helped many of his players become real true citizens who have developed courage in defeat and failure while being modest in victory and success.  One of his greatest pleasures is seeing many of his former players return to dedicate their time to the youth of our community.

He is very appreciative in having been honored by his community as Citizen of the Year by the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce and takes great pride as having served as President of both the Piedras Negras Chamber of Commerce and the Piedras Negras Industrial Chamber ( Canacintra).  He served for many years as President of the Piedras Negras Fire Department Auxiliary Association and board member of the Piedras Negras Red Cross Chapter.

Besides his community service in our youth sports leagues, he has been for over twenty years, the color analyst for Eagle Pass Sports radio broadcasts for high school football and baseball and has an active participation every year in supporting our Maverick County Junior Livestock Show.

As the current Chairman of the Eagle Pass Maverick County Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with all of the other Alliance members and elected officials, they are devoted and committed to the transition of our Eagle Pass Sul Ross extension into a stand-alone four-year university campus to provide complete university curriculums for our students in Maverick County, the Middle Rio Grande region, and our Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras border area.

No tickets required. 

Limit of 10 guests per student. 

No reserved seating is available for guests.

No balloons allowed.

Order your cap, gown, and tassel online from the Sul Ross Bookstore:

Choose the appropriate gown, either bachelor’s or a master’s as they are different.

Master’s degree candidates will specify which discipline i.e. Business, Education, etc. because the hoods are different colors.

Specify your height. Gowns are “one size fits most” and if you need a plus size, indicate that in the comment box.

Call the Bookstore at 432.837.8194 if you have questions.

Bachelor’s degree candidates have the option of purchasing a red satin stole, but it is not required. Master’s candidates may also purchase one, but please wear it under your gown so it does not detract from your hood.

You may also wear the cap and gown worn at an SWTJC ceremony, but please purchase a tassel.

If you only need a tassel ($12) or stole ($32), please call 830.279.3023 to order. Supplies are limited.

If you have any questions regarding commencement, call our office at 830-279-3023 or email Paulette Harris at and she will be glad to answer questions.