Friday, 27 September 2013 09:08
Gloria De Leon attributes her success in co-founding one of the leading nonprofit organizations that trains Hispanic youth to become leaders to the education she received at the University of Texas-Pan American.
"My alma mater rooted me culturally and prepared me to incorporate the best of who we are as a community and to visualize the future where Latinos will set a new standard. I don't think there is a university that can compare," said De Leon, who co-founded the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) in the late 1970s.
This year, the NHI named UT-Pan American as its College of the Year for its continued support and cooperation with the institute.