Texas Tech Hosts Latino Education Summit

Event will feature panels and panelists from a spectrum of higher education advocates.

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech University will host the 2010 Latino Education Summit from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 31).

The summit will take place at the Overton Conference Center (2322 Mac Davis Lane) and present information on research, policy and programs designed to promote Latino/a educational success.

Featuring panels and panelists from a spectrum of higher education advocates including school district superintendents, university and college presidents, and policy experts, the summit’s guests will include:

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Flores
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner of Higher Education Raymond Paredes
  • Wayland Baptist University President Paul Armes
  • Texas Tech University President Guy Bailey
  • South Plains College President Kelvin Sharp
  • Angelo State University President Joseph Rallo
  • Lubbock Independent School District Superintendent Karen Garza
  • Frenship Independent School District  Superintendent David Vroonland
  • Plainview Independent School District Superintendent Ron Miller

The Latino Education Summit is organized by the Texas Tech Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.

The summit is open to the public. Lunch is provided and attendance is free; however, all summit attendees must register prior to the event. For more information, and to register, visit www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/latinosummit.php or call (806) 742-8681.