Cotrell, Charles

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Interview with Charles Cotrell


Charles Cotrell is a San Antonio, Texas native and has been very involved in academia at St. Mary's University. He received his bachelor's and master's at St. Mary's University, and his Ph.D. at Arizona University. He returned to Texas to teach at what was then Texas A&I University in Kingsville. After a year, he went back in 1966 to where it all started at St. Mary's University to teach and has been there ever since. Cotrell is well-known for his activism in political and civic engagement, especially to election voting rights. He has also been an expert witness in many cases throughout his career.