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Vicente Fox
Former Mexico President Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox to speak at UTSA March 27

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, College of Business

(March 23, 2009)--Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, will present the keynote address at the Future Leaders Conference sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and the UTSA College of Business. The free conference is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, March 27 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the UTSA Main Campus. Fox is scheduled to speak at a 12:30 p.m. luncheon in the University Center Ballroom (1.106), which will conclude the conference.

>> Registration is free and open to students, faculty and community leaders. Attire is business casual. Register online for the luncheon and conference. UTSA community members can choose to attend only the Vicente Fox keynote address.

The free, daylong 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 U.S.-Mexico Relations."

The program will begin with an opening address by Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, followed by panel discussions on economic development and public policy.

"The CHLI Future Leaders Conference was established in 2007 to bring together university student leaders and young professionals to discuss issues of importance to the U.S. Hispanic community and to network with local, national and international leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors," said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, executive director of CHLI.

"We are pleased to partner with CHLI to provide this enlightening educational opportunity for our students to hear firsthand from international leaders on the topic of U.S.-Mexico relations," said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business.

CHLI is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., that promotes the advancement of the diverse U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private and nonprofit sectors as well as in the international community.

The UTSA College of Business is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,000 students and 37 graduate and undergraduate business programs. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World."

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