Dr. Henry Trueba, special guest professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, was recently elected into the National Academy of Education, an organization promoting education throughout the United States and abroad.
Trueba - who retired last May as the Rubén E. Hinojosa Regents Professor at The University of Texas at Austin - was invited to UTPA to teach school administration and provision at the College of Education, as well as conduct research on second-generation immigrants.
"I was invited to teach a course here (at UTPA). I love the University and the people," Trueba said.
"Students in the doctoral program are what attracted me to this school and the opportunity to do some research on immigration."
Deeply committed to the academic and economical improvement of minorities, Trueba was selected into the Academy for his work with immigration movements in China and Mexico.
"To be elected into the Academy is a very difficult thing. The Academy wanted to include someone involved in this kind of work," Trueba said. "It is an honor to be in such great company."
Established in 1965, the Academy is composed of 125 members from various institutions who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship or outstanding contributions to education.