Chris Lechuga leads TICAS’s strategic communications efforts to increase awareness and impact of the organization’s work in higher education advocacy. Collaborating with allies, coalition partners, the press, and policymakers, he works to ensure TICAS is front and center in the national conversation of higher education policy.

Before TICAS, Chris was a Director of Media and Communications at The Raben Group, a national strategic communications and public policy firm, where he provided clients with counsel on communications and advocacy efforts. He also co-led Latinos for a Fair Judiciary, an independent organization that advocated for the appointment of more Latino judges in the federal court system. Chris also previously served in communications roles in K-12 and higher education institutions in El Paso, as well as held an advocacy position at the El Paso Chamber of Commerce on education and workforce issues.

Chris is a first-generation college graduate and is native to El Paso, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master of Business Administration degree both from The University of Texas at El Paso.