ABOUT THE TEXAS A&M HISPANIC NETWORK SUMMIT
2023 Theme: Lift As We Climb
Please join us on the evening of Friday, April 28, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the kickoff reception.
On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the plenary sessions bring former and current students together in a dialogue that recognizes Texas A&M University’s efforts to support Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status and identifies ways to build forward momentum. There will be updates from the administration on Hispanic HSI initiatives underway, and how these efforts, focused on Hispanic students, deliver a collective value to the University, our communities and the entire State of Texas. Additionally, the event will feature topics on meaningful ways YOU can “Lift As We Climb” to support ourselves, each other and future Aggies. And as it has been a tradition with the Hispanic Network Summit, there will be many opportunities to network, see old friends and make new ones!
Keep checking back here as we finalize speakers and agenda items. Consider registering early for best pricing.
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023 TAMHN SUMMIT
JOIN US BACK IN AGGIELAND - APRIL 28-29, 2023!
This year’s summit brings former and current students together in a dialogue on how we can help to uplift our University, ourselves and each other, with a focus on our Hispanic Serving Institution status.
We are proud of the successes we’ve enjoyed along the way – and we know tomorrow’s legacy is dependent on our coming together today.
2023 - Program Schedule
Friday, April 28, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Innovative Learning Classroom Building (on Main Campus)
Welcome Cocktail Reception and Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres with opening remarks by Porter S. Garner ’79 President and CEO of the Association of Former Students
Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Association of Former Students (Clayton Williams Building)
Saturday Morning Session:
HSI: THE HOW AND THE WHY
Panel discussion from experts on our Hispanic Serving Institution status - What it means, what it is and what it isn't and the collective benefit this brings to all Aggies. There will be a focus on how these efforts uplift the University as a whole, and our best strategies to be leaders in leveraging our HSI status.
Panel guests include several Hispanic "firsts" at Texas A&M. From our first Hispanic Corp Commander to our first female President of the University, this topic will be how we can help one another through various forms of support and mentorship. They will share profound ways in which they were encouraged through the community that is the Aggie Network. And we will have an active dialogue on what we as former students can do to engage current and future student Aggies.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
BUILD AND BECOME
This will be a breakout session that will be two distinct development topics for the advancement of our former and current students.
For former student professionals: BECOMING BOARD-READY
Did you know that Hispanics represented 18.7% of the U.S. population in 2020 but just 4% of Fortune 500 board seats? It is not too early or too aspirational to think about how YOU can provide underrepresented insights to boards in your community, your industry, or corporate America. Learn more about this from a former student from the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
For current students: BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
In recent years, personal branding has become as important as a resume when establishing a network. Learn the best practices from our own Mays School of Business experts.
"Leverage the Aggie Familia: Focusing on Mentoring and Networking"
Ft. Worth, Texas – Location hosted by Texas A&M Law School