Aquino Gallegos graduated from Western in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Gallegos is the Executive Director of Costilla County Housing Authority in San Luis. He has also served as Costilla County’s Director of Social Services and was employed for more than 20 years by Rocky Mountain SER, which contracts employment and training programs within the state of Colorado. Gallegos is currently Treasurer of the San Luis People’s Ditch (the oldest adjudicated water right in Colorado in 1852) and is a member of the Costilla County Natural Resource Conservation District Board. Gallegos said he chose to attend Western because it allowed him to combine a great education with his passion for the outdoors. After graduating, he returned to San Luis to manage his family’s property, a fifth-generation Colorado Centennial ranch that he and his brother continue to operate.