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Marquez Selected as the Director of Safe & Secure Schools

Robert Marquez


Marquez Selected as the Director of Safe & Secure Schools


Marquez has served as Houston ISD's safety and emergency management manager since December 2019. He led the creation of the Standard Operating Guidelines for the District-Wide Campus Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Councils and Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan, supported COVID-19 response, and updated the Hurricane Preparedness Plan.


Marquez served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Chief in the United States Marine Corps from 1998 to 2014. He was the Radiological Defense Chief for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency from 2011 until June of 2014, where he supported national level exercises and real-world events until his retirement. Following his military career, Marquez became an emergency planner for Luminant Power at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant until November of 2019. While living in Glen Rose, Texas, he served on the United Way Fund of Somervell County, Planning and Zoning Committee, and Economic Development Board serving as Chairman for two years. He was on the Glen Rose City Council for three years until his move to Pasadena, Texas.


Marquez received his bachelor's degree from the American Military University in Disaster and Emergency Management. He is working on his master's degree at the American Public University in Public Administration.


Robert has been married to his wife for 19 years. They share three children, two sons and a daughter.


"I am honored for the opportunity, and am looking forward to working with everyone. My goal is to support the district in taking giant steps to advance safe and secure environments for our students and staff."