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CMAS Distinguished Lecture presents Julieta V. Garcia: Persistence counts

University of Texas at Arlington - Central Library

The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington is proud to present distinguished lecturer: Julieta V. García - "Persistence Counts." Date: W, April 12, 2023.  Time: 6 pm Location: UTA Central Library, 6th floor, 702 Planetarium Pl, Arlington TX 76019

On July 7th of 2022, Dr. García was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe R. Biden for “transforming her hometown University of Texas Brownsville into a center of excellence for countless students who were inspired by her example. A trailblazer and mentor, Dr. García is considered one of the nation’s top university administrators who understands the power of education as the great equalizer in America.”  
Named the first Latina to serve as president of a college or university in the United States in 1986, Dr. García spearheaded the creation of The University of Texas at Brownsville and then served as its president for 22 years, graduating over 40,000 students and leading the design and establishment of the Brownsville campus.  Read more about her accomplishments at

About the talk: Drawing on her experiences as a public servant and community leader, Dr. García will discuss the significance of Hispanic/Latino representation in American society, politics, and higher education.

About the Distinguished Lecture: The CMAS Distinguished Lecture, a CMAS Signature Event, has highlighted the contributions of Mexican American, Latino/Hispanic, and Mexican scholars and public figures since 2006.
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702 Planetarium Pl. · Arlington, TX 76010

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