Vázquez holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Illinois State University, a master’s in counseling and human development from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, also from the University of Iowa.
Regents Professor Luis A. Vázquez, served as interim vice president for research from 2016-2018. From 2007-2011, he served as associate dean of NMSU’s Graduate School. From 2001-2007, he served as department head in Counseling and Educational Psychology in the College of Education. In 2006, Vázquez was selected as a Regents Professor. He served as an associate professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology from 1999-2005, being promoted to full professor in 2005.
Vázquez served as an assistant professor for graduate programs in the Division of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa from 1993-1995 and was a senior staff psychologist in the University Counseling Service at the University of Iowa from 1990-1993.