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Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to Speak at CHLI Future Leaders Conference - San Antonio

Friday, March 20, 2009   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to Speak to Local College Students

Regarding Emerging Role of US Hispanics in US-Mexico Relations

UTSA College of Business and Washington, DC Non-Profit, CHLI, Partner

on Initiative for Hispanic "Future Leaders”

San Antonio, TX – More than 300 undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals from San Antonio, Austin, San Marcus, and other nearby cities will gather together on Friday, March 27, 2009 for the CHLI Future Leaders Conference, which will be held in the Retama Auditorium at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

The free day-long student conference will feature prominent speakers from government, education, business and non-profits to address the event's theme, "The Emerging Role of Future Hispanic Leaders in US-Mexico Relations.” Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox will address students at the luncheon.

"We established the CHLI Future Leaders Conference in 2007 as a way to bring together university student leaders and young professionals to discuss issues of importance to the US Hispanic community and to network with local, national and international leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors,” said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, CHLI Executive Director.

"CHLI has a strong presence in Washington, DC with our Congressional Briefing Series and the Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program, but we also want to support future Hispanic leaders throughout the country and be more visible and available especially in states such as Texas, California, Florida, and New Mexico,” he continued. "We are very pleased and honored to have Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, with us and look forward to seeing many Texas college students at the conference on March 27th.”

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference will feature a special luncheon and two panel-led discussions on: "Promoting Bilateral Economic Development: How the current economic environment affects you and your future job opportunities” and "Bilateral Public Policies and How They Affect Your Education, Environment, Security and Immigration.”

"The UTSA College of Business is very pleased to host the 4th CHLI Future Leaders Conference here in San Antonio, Texas,” said Dr. Lynda de la Vina, Dean, UTSA College of Business. "We are pleased to partner with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute to provide this wonderful opportunity for UTSA student leaders and other local college students to explore US-Mexico Relations.”

Panelists for the conference feature local, statewide, and national leaders, including Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) who also volunteers his time to serve on the CHLI Board of Directors along with other distinguished Members of Congress from across the country.

"I am delighted to have the CHLI Future Leaders Conference held for the first time in south Texas,” said Congressman Cuellar. "I applaud the efforts of CHLI and UTSA to encourage our young Hispanic leaders to become an integral part of enhancing US-Mexico Relations.”

In addition, the one-day event, sponsored in part by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is free to all registrants, and includes a luncheon. Attire is business casual. Undergraduate and graduate students from local community colleges, public and private universities and colleges are invited to register online at Event space is limited and students should register no later than Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. For more information, visit or contact Yisel Cabrera, CHLI Director of Programs and Operations, at 202-347-8280, x 303 or

To register for the CHLI Future Leaders Conference, visit and click on "Future Leaders Conference” either in Executive Director's message or under the Calendar.

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference in San Antonio is organized by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and UTSA College of Business.

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, based in Washington, DC, that promotes the positive advancement of the diverse US Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. For more information, please visit

The College of Business at The University of Texas at San Antonio is the largest undergraduate business school in the University of Texas System and one of the 40 largest schools of business in the United States. With over 6,000 students, the college is second in the nation, according to a ranking by Hispanic Outlook magazine, in the number of undergraduate business degrees awarded to Hispanics. For more information, visit


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