Hispanic Leadership Initiative

Hispanic Leadership Initiative

Hispanic Leadership Initiative

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Hispanic Leadership Initiative

As the number of Hispanic Americans in the United States grows, so does the potential for Hispanics to seek leadership roles. Launched in 2009, the initiative measures emerging political and policy trends in the Hispanic community, recognizes Hispanic leadership, develops and hosts relevant information, and seeks to increase recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds to the University.

Additionally, the HLI is connected to Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders, a summer program for rising high school seniors. Subiendo prepares young leaders to address the needs of the next generation.

Objectives

Objectives

  1. Highlight the role of Hispanic Americans in civic leadership across fields, disciplines and professions
  2. Recognize outstanding achievements in leadership by Hispanic alumni
  3. Provide mentoring and networking opportunities for alumni and students
  4. Encourage students to pursue leadership roles
  5. Reconnect Hispanic alumni with the University of Texas on an annual basis to strengthen an ongoing relationship
  6. Conduct research that informs and engages future leaders on emerging issues

Statistics

Statistics

  • Hispanics currently comprise over 15% of the US population
  • By 2050, Hispanics are expected to make up almost 25% of the US population
  • Over 47% of Hispanics in the US live in Texas and California

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

The Hispanic Leadership Initiative has had numerous sponsors and friends graciously support its cause through both monetary and in-kind donations. If you would like to become a friend or sponsor of the HLI, please contact Leticia Acosta at 512-232-6780 or Leticia.acosta@mccombs.uexas.edu.  

Past Sponsors
  • AT&T 
  • Friends of Subiendo
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Target

Friends
  • Center for International Business Education and Research
  • Gilbert Turrieta
  • HACEMOS
  • Jorge de la Rosa Get Out the Vote Fund
  • LatinWorks
  • Marc Rodriguez
  • Texas Exes
  • Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Steering Committee
  • Texas Politics Project
  • University Coop
  • Univision 62 Austin

Contact & Links

Phone:
512-232-6780

Mailing Address:
Hispanic Leadership Initiative
The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
2110 Speedway, B6100
Austin, TX 78712

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