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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox set to address immigration during UIW speech

Fox begins new ‘Leaders of the Americas’ Speaker Series

Vicente Fox, 62nd president of Mexico, gave the inaugural speech in UIW Leaders of the Americas series on March 30 in the Diane Bennack Concert Hall on campus.

The Liza and Jack Lewis Center of the Americas at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) recently announced the inauguration of the Leaders of the Americas Speaker Series. The series will allow the UIW community, students, faculty and staff to hear from dignitaries and statesmen who have impacted society through their leadership. The inaugural lecture was a historic moment for UIW, with Fox delivering a speech titled “Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Leaders.”

Fox’s visit to UIW also served the important purpose of advancing educational programs and opportunities we will jointly offer with the Centro Fox, founded by Mr. Fox and former First Lady of Mexico, Ms. Marta Sahagún de Fox. The programs will initially focus on targeted trades and skill sets that respond to the needs of the underserved communities in Guanajuato. The Foxes’ establishment of their Centro in their home community of San Lorenzo, Guanajuato reflects a fundamental commitment they share with UIW, to improve lives and further educational opportunities in the communities they serve. Following Mr. Fox’s speech, he and UIW President Dr. Thomas M. Evans signed a memorandum of collaboration in the interest of jointly developing the UIW/Centro Fox programs.