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The Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association invites you to attend the

2009 Leadership Symposium
May 12, 2009

Exploring Our Roots, Conquering Our Obstacles,
Expanding Our Opportunities
Preliminary Program
All events scheduled for the Texas Union at The University of Texas at Austin.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Santa Rita Room (3.502)
Welcome and Keynote: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Juan C. González, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin (Scheduled)
Santa Rita Room (3.502)
Concurrent Sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Session A: How Legendary Entrepreneurs Overcome Financial Obstacles in Troubled Times
Dan Castro, J.D., Founder, EntrepreNeurology
Texas Governorsí Room (3.116)
Session B: Philanthropy and Hispanic Leadership
Priscilla Guajardo Cortez, J.D., Associate Director of Development, The University of Texas at Austin
John-Michael Vincent Cortez, B.B.A., Community Outreach Specialist, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Armando Rayo, B.A., Director, Hands on Central Texas, United Way Capital Area
Sinclair Suite (3.128)
Break: 10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Plenary Session: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Developing Ourselves as Emerging Latina Leaders: Assessing Strengths, Negotiating Challenges
Michele R. Guzmán, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin
Yvonne Fuentes, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Volunteer and Service Learning Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Ixchel Rosal, M.P.A., Director, Gender and Sexuality Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Celina E. Ruiz-Snowden, B.A., Executive Director, Neighborhood Longhorns Program, The University of Texas at Austin
Santa Rita Room (3.502)
Luncheon and Keynote: 12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Honorable Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas Secretary of State (Scheduled)
Santa Rita Room (3.502)
Informal Networking: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Santa Rita Room (3.502)

The goal of the Leadership Symposium is for participants to gain the innovative ideas and tools that will help them become more effective and efficient leaders. Information sharing, skill development, and networking opportunities are important features of the Leadership Symposium, which helps to empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society.

For more information, please contact one of the 2009 Leadership Symposium Committee co-chairs, Luis Guevara (475-6769, or Grace Pratt (475-8718,