HLI | Subiendo


Subiendo was created at the University of Texas at Austin to prepare new leaders to address the needs of the next generation. Below is a summary of the Academy’s past Activities, Selected Speakers, and news coverage. 

Now in its fifth year, Subiendo was created at the University of Texas at Austin to prepare new leaders to address the needs of the next generation. Thus far, Subiendo has welcomed almost 300 students to the University of Texas Campus to undergo leadership training. 


  • You Solve It Problem Solving Simulations
  • Strengths Quest Workshops
  • Communication Workshops
  • Student Presentations at the Texas State Capitol
  • Seminar on Financial Literacy
  • Interpersonal Skills Workshops
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • College and Career Fair
  • Tours of the University campus and museums
  • Tours of the Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Crisis Management Simulations
  • Workshops on Personal Preferences and Leadership
  • Conversations with Texas State Legislators
  • Dinner at Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Workshop on Branding Yourself Online
  • Professional Writing Workshops
  • Parent Orientations

Selected Speakers

  • Congressman Joaquin Castro, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jose Hernandez, NASA Astronaut
  • Red McCombs
  • Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO, National Math + Science Initiative, Former Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
  • Carol Alvarado, Representative District 145, Texas State House of Representatives
  • David Booth, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • George P. Bush, Partner, Pennybacker Capital
  • Joaquin Castro, Representative District 125, Texas State House of Representatives 
  • Francisco Cigarroa, Chancellor, University of Texas System
  • Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Naomi Gonzalez, Representative District 76, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Eva Guzman, Supreme Court Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
  • James Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project
  • Jeff Hunt, Partner, Pulse Point Group
  • Kenny Jastrow, Former Chairman & CEO, Temple-Inland
  • Diana Maldonado, Former Representative District 52, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Mike Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Austin
  • Trey Martinez Fischer, Texas State Representative 
  • Hector Morales, Former U.S. Ambassador, US Organization of American States
  • Raymund Paredes, Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • William Powers, Jr., President, University of Texas at Austin
  • Eduardo Repetto, Director, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Eddie Rodriguez, Representative District 51, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Marc A. Rodriguez, Chairman, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
  • Laura Sanchez, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Evan Smith, CEO & Editor in Chief, Texas Tribune
  • Mark Strama, Representative District 50, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
  • Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Judge, Texas Court of Appeals for the 3rd District of Texas

In the News

Page last updated: 2/3/2014