The Mission of the University of Houston-Downtown Houston Hispanic Leadership Initiative is to Educate and Engage. Our activities focus on the issues and conditions that affect the Hispanic community of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, the state, and the region, especially relating to Citizenship, Economic Opportunities, Education, and Quality of Life.
1. Host an annual State of the Community conference.
a. Issue biannual white papers relating to one of the focus topics.
2. Host a Hispanic Leadership Institute
a. Hold quarterly events featuring a presentation focusing on issues affecting the Hispanic community.
b. Focus on developing student leaders, emerging leaders, and established leaders.
Edgar Colon, Harris County Sports Authority/ UHD
Carlos Duarte, Mi Familia Vota
Rebecca Reyna, Greater Northside Management District
Bill Flores, University of Houston-Downtown
Mark Cueva, City of Houston
David Flores, Flores Capital
Jorge Arredondo, HISD
Melissa Gonzalez, Lone Star College District
Rey Gonzalez, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Bolivar Fraga, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Linda Flores-Olson, Houston Hispanic Forum
Lydia Tamez, Foster LLP, LULAC
Juan Maldonado, Jamail & Smith
Ben Mendez, PMG Project Management Group, LLC
UHD Team Ex-Officio:
Liza Alonzo, University of Houston-Downtown
Gene Preuss, University of Houston-Downtown
Houston Hispanic Leadership Initiative Video.