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2010 Hispanic Leadership Summit

Thu March 25, 2010 at Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

As part of its Hispanic Leadership Initiative, the Center hosts an annual Hispanic Leadership Summit in partnership with the Texas Exes and the Texas Politics Project.  The summit examines emerging trends and policy issues, bringing together academic and prominent leaders from across the country, and introducing undergraduates to the LBJ School and high school students to the University of Texas. The summit will include panel discussions and keynote speakers. The Texas Exes will also recognize outstanding contributions by Hispanic alumni and promote the Hispanic Challenge Grant Scholarship Fund.

The theme of the 2010 Hispanic Leadership Summit is “Education: the Key to Unlock our Future.”  

Directions to the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center


 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Remarks

  • William Powers, Jr. 
    President, University of Texas at Austin 

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Panel Discussion: Closing the Education Gap 

  • Moderator: Richard Flores, PhD
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sylvia Acevedo
    President and CEO, Communicard
  • Mark Hugo Lopez, PhD
    Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center
  • Raymund Paredes, PhD
    Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Pablo Schneider
    CEO, Career Educational Services and Contributing Editor, Latino Leaders Magazine
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch - $25 per person, Payments accepted at Registration
  • Keynote Remarks by Julián Castro,
    Mayor of San Antonio, Texas 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: The Role of Universities in Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Moderator: Dr. Jim Henson, PhD
    Director, Texas Politics Project, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Antonio Flores, PhD 
    President and CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
  • Robert Hutchings, Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Representative Diana Maldonado
    Texas State House of Representatives
  • Victor Saenz, PhD 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Representative Michael Villarreal 
    Texas State House of Representatives
3:15 PM Closing Remarks

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