Friday, February 21, 2014

Diverse Sources: Edward Hernandez

Quotes collected by: Madison Smith
SOURCE: Edward D. Hernandez

Identifying info about source: 
LBJ Staff Member/Building Operations
Age 57
From Lockhart, TX
Hispanic
Male
Straight
Middle-class
email: eh@txstate.edu

The university has a record enrollment of 35,568 students this semester. How has this increased enrollment affected you?
"I would say more responsibility... and then long-term it also helps out the students. You have more students from different parts of the state where they can bring in their influence and different backgrounds."

Does this increase make your job harder?
"It would make it more enjoyable because you get to meet more different students from different parts of the state."

Do you think the university should continue to grow?
"Yes, its not big enough it should continue to grow."

Did the size of the university influence your decision to come here?
"No, location and job wise influenced me."

Why did you choose Texas State over other colleges?
"Simply the reason is because I was born and raised here in Lockhart, TX."

Do you think all of these incoming students are making it harder for the city to finish all of the construction?
"In a way it is, but it's also more of a challenge."





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