Dr. Isaura Flores, visiting professor of management and director of the Hispanic and Latin American Research Program at The University of Texas at Tyler, attended the National Hispanic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. March 20 – 21, Dr. Jim Tarter, dean of the UT Tyler College of Business and Technology, announced.
Flores joined Jesse Acosta, UT Tyler chief of staff, who also attended the conference.
The two-day conference provided a forum for approximately 350 Hispanic participants from across the country to discuss a range of policy issues with members of the United States Congress and the White House Administration.
“Bringing together Hispanic leaders and our federal officials for an open dialogue and exchange of ideas is vital to our nation’s continuing efforts to address the most pressing issues affecting our families, communities and nation,” said Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, summit organizer.
Several senators addressed the delegates, including Sen. John Cornyn who discussed legislative proposals for continued economic growth.
Members of President George Bush’s administration also addressed the conference. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Guitierrez was the keynote speaker.