AUSTIN, Texas — A.R. “Tony” Sanchez Jr. of Laredo, a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, will be the keynote speaker for UT Austin’s Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association’s second annual leadership conference on June 9.
This is the organization’s second annual conference, which is designed to promote communication and networking among Hispanics and to serve as a voice for professional issues. It also strives to promote career growth development and initial employment of Hispanics at UT Austin as well as to expand opportunities for cultural and social interaction for Hispanic professionals, said HSFA Co-Chair Rebeca N. Treviño.
She said the 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. conference in the UT Austin Student Services Building on Dean Keeton Street is free and open to the public but advance registration is required by calling Stella Flores at (512) 471-1205. A reception honoring the contributions of two members of the UT Austin community to the University will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Room G1.310 of the Student Services Building.
Sanchez, a Laredo attorney and oilman, was appointed to a six-year term on UTÌs board of regents by Gov. George W. Bush in 1997. He is chairman of the Special Committee on Telecommunications and Technology Transfer and is a member of the Health Affairs Committee, the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee, and the Special Committee on Minorities and Women. He also is a regental representative on the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company.
The two UT Austin employees to be honored during the conference are Dr. Juan Sanchez, vice president for research, and Dr. Margarita Arellano, associate dean of students.
Conference participants will discuss topics including demographics and the Latino impact in higher education; the value of networking; and faculty recruitment, promotion and outside offers. A panel discussion also will be held on past and future leadership opportunities.
For additional information, contact Carmen Guerra at (512) 471-3656.