Saturday, December 16th, 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:


Mr. Homero Balderas

Mr. Balderas was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas. As a migrant he partially grew up in Minnesota as his family traveled there every summer to work. He graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 2003 and attended Southwest Texas Junior College before entering the workforce after 1 year. After 10 years in the workforce Mr. Balderas returned to his studies and returned to SWTJC to graduate with 2 Associates degree’s, Associates of Arts and Associates of Arts – Business Field of Study. He then attended Sul Ross University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Balderas overcame many obstacles and challenges to become a first generation college graduate. He has a passion for helping others, is actively involved in the community and an advocate for self-growth in all people.

Mr. Homero Balderas currently serves as the City of Eagle Pass International Bridge System Director, a position he has held for almost four years. He has been with the City of Eagle Pass for 6 years and prior to his current role has served as the Purchasing Manager and Fixed Asset Coordinator during his tenure with the City. Mr. Balderas is a member of the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Pass Rotary Club, was a member of the 2020 Census Committee, and served as chairman for the Maverick County Appraisal Review Board for two years. Prior to working with the City, Mr. Balderas was the Purchasing and Fixed Assets Coordinator for the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Balderas also has a relevant banking background as he worked for numerous financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Falcon International Bank and Vantage Bank before transferring to the public sector in 2011. Mr. Balderas is a key advocate for growth and development for the City of Eagle Pass in his role as Bridge Director. He was awarded with the Sul Ross University Spirit of the Scholar Certificate of Achievement for Exemplary Leadership Qualities in April 2023.

Mr. Balderas has a beautiful wife and two children. In his leisure time he loves spending time with his family, watching sports and staying physically active. His favorite sport is football and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.

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.