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Leticia G. Acosta


Leticia G. Acosta became Program Director of Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leader and the Hispanic Leadership Initiative at the McCombs School of Business in January 2012; however, she is no stranger to The University of Texas or to the Subiendo Academy. Acosta served 10 years as Director of Alumni Relations for the Texas Exes, an independent alumni association for The University of Texas at Austin.

During her time at the Exes, she also served as Deputy to the Executive Director and was responsible for the association’s legislative advocacy program of 1600 alumni and friends, whose mission was to advocate on behalf of UT with the state legislature. Acosta’s responsibilities also included work with the Board of Directors, the governing arm of the Texas Exes, and oversight of the university’s 11,000 international alumni involved with chapters and networks around the world.

From 1997-2001, she served as chief of staff to then Speaker Pro Tempore and Dean of the Texas House of Representatives, D.R. Tom Uher. Her work with the higher education community enabled Acosta to tie her two passions, The University of Texas and Texas politics.

A native of Bay City, Texas, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. 

She has served on the Board of Directors for the Young Texan’s Society of the UT Club, and is a current chair within the Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Network. In 2007, Acosta was honored by the Texas Exes Matagorda County Chapter with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and a “Key to the City” from the Mayor of Bay City.


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