AUSTIN, Texas—State Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, will be the keynote speaker at the May 30 annual leadership conference of The University of Texas at Austin’s Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association.
The conference, titled “Unification: Sharing a Vision as a Community and Nation,” is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11 a.m. on the third floor atrium area of the Red McCombs School of Business.
Gallego, who earned his law degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, is a seventh term member of the House of Representatives from District 74 in West Texas. The Mexican American Legislative Caucus that he chairs is a group of 41 House members of Mexican American descent.
Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will welcome participants to the association’s fifth annual leadership conference that features speakers addressing issues affecting Latinos and providing guidance to enhance leadership skills. Conference topics include: promotion and tenure at the university, tips for documenting intentional discrimination against Latinos, Latin American cultural treasures, Latinos in film and the value of workplace skills in building confidence.
Additional information is available at the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association Web site.
For more information contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847, or Vincent Perez, McDonald Observatory Public Information Office, 512-475-6760.