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Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders

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Dean Robert Hutchings, President Bill Powers & Rudy Garza

Date: Friday, May 7, 2010

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Subiendo is a pilot project of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and the Texas Exes that will begin in June 2010 that will select 100 high school students from the Central Texas area to participate in a four-day, three-night stay at an intensive leadership camp, designed to prepare future leaders to address the needs of a rising Hispanic generation.

William Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, opened a press conference on Friday, May 7, thanking Austin Business Leader Kenny Jastrow and his wife Susie as well as David and Suzanne Booth, whose generous philanthropy and leadership have made Subiendo possible.