Sustaining Leadership is Focus of Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association Leadership Symposium

The passion that stirs people to become better leaders will be explored during the 2010 Leadership Symposium presented by the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association (HF/SA) at The University of Texas at Austin Tuesday, May 11.

Jesús H. Chávez, superintendent of the Round Rock Independent School District, and Judith A. Loredo, assistant commissioner of P-16 initiatives with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, will be keynote speakers for the annual event in the ballroom of the Texas Union, said Luis Guevara, chair of the HF/SA Leadership Symposium Committee.

Guevara said the 2010 Leadership Symposium, titled "Sustaining Leadership Through Troubled Times," offers innovative ideas and tools to help participants become more effective and efficient leaders. Information sharing, skills development and networking opportunities will be available during the event.

Guevara said the symposium is free and open to the public but seating is limited and registration is required. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 11 in the ballroom (3.202) of the Texas Union.

Chávez, who began his career in education as a third grade teacher with Brownsville Independent School District in 1979, was hired in 2006 as superintendent of the Round Rock Independent School District.

Loredo, whose public/higher education career spans more than 37 years, has been with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board since 2008.

The 2010 Leadership Symposium, sponsored by the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association, the Office of the President, the College of Education, the Center for Mexican American Studies and the University Federal Credit Union, features three breakout sessions and one plenary session addressing the themes of the symposium.