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A Conversation with Keynote Juan Sepulveda and President Daniel Pullin

 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas Christian University welcomes Keynote Guest Juan Sepulveda, author and former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for the Obama Administration, for a conversation with TCU President Daniel W. Pullin on “The Future of Latinos in the U.S.” from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 16, 2023, in Shaddock Auditorium.

 

Sepulveda and President Pullin will discuss the spectrum of challenges facing our society, ranging from politics to urban education and community building, and the role Latinos have and will continue to play in shaping the future of the United States.

 

This event is sponsored by the TCU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the TCU Neeley School of Business Office of Inclusive Excellence. Registration is encouraged.

 

Juan Sepúlveda 

 

Juan currently serves as the President’s Special Advisor for Inclusive Excellence and the Ron Calgaard Distinguished Professor of Practice in Political Science at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where he teaches urban and presidential politics, state and federal elections and campaigns, urban education, community building, and leadership.

 

Most recently, Juan served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team as a member of the Arts & Humanities Agency Review Team where he led the Public Media portion of the team. President Biden appointed him to the Commission on Presidential Scholars.


In the Obama Administration, Juan served as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, where he designed and led the first-ever White House Hispanic Policy Conference along with a series of White House Hispanic Community Action Summits.

He grew up in a working-class Mexican-American neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. Juan is the author of The Life and Times of Willie Velasquez—Su Voto Es Su Voz (Your Vote is Your Voice), published by Arte Público Press.

 

Juan was the third Latino awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, holds a Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from The Queen’s College, Oxford University, a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School, and has been admitted to the Texas Bar.

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