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Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros

Alumni Programs to host talk by Henry Cisneros

By Marcia Mattingly
UTSA Office of Alumni Programs

(Oct. 11, 2006)--The UTSA Alumni Association will host a talk by Henry Cisneros at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Marriott Northwest hotel, Loop 410 and Interstate 10 interchange.

Cisneros will speak on "Public-Private Partnerships: Forging New Relationships That Will Rebuild Our Communities," as part of the Connections Networking Breakfast Series. The event is sponsored by Citibank.

Cisneros is former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1993-97) and former mayor of San Antonio (1981-89). As chairman of the CityView companies, he works to help create high-quality housing for America's working families by partnering with homebuilders.

The first Hispanic American mayor of a major U.S. city, Cisneros served four terms in office. He helped rebuild the city's economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements, making San Antonio one of the nation's most progressive cities.

As secretary of housing under Pres. Bill Clinton, Cisneros is credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation's public housing developments and formulating policies that contributed to today's record homeownership rate.

Connections breakfasts are an opportunity for the UTSA community, alumni and friends to become reacquainted and meet community leaders and educators. Each quarterly breakfast features a seasoned professional who offers his or her insights, unique experiences and hard-won advice.

The breakfasts are open to the public; admission is $25, $20 for UTSA Alumni Association Members and UTSA students. Corporate sponsorships are welcome.

Make reservations at the UTSA Alumni Programs Web site or call (210) 458-4133.

The UTSA Alumni Association promotes and serves the university and its 64,000 alumni with programs that maintain relationships with students and faculty, forge new community partnerships and encourage continuing educational and professional development.

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