Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, HBLI host speakers
By Scott Maier, Senior Editor
Posted: 07/31/2001
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Dr. Gerardo Lopez, assistant professor at The University of Missouri-Columbia, will discuss “Redefining Parent Involvement Lessons from High Performing, Migrant-Impacted Schools” Aug. 6 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

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Gerardo Lopez

Sponsored by the UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute's Enlace Educativo Speaker Series, the presentation is at 6 p.m. in the new Mathematics and General Classroom Building, Room 1.302. The following day, Lopez will meet with doctoral students to examine migrant students, parent involvement and other research.

Lopez is emerging as a prominent scholar at the national level. He has published research in the Harvard Educational Review, American Educational Research Journal and other publications. Some of his work on migrants and much of his parent engagement research was done in Rio Grande Valley schools.

Also, Cris Elizalde, associate executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, will address "School Board Governance and Superintendent Leadership: Issues and the Law" Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Health Sciences and Human Services West Building, Room 1.404.

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Cris Elizalde

TASB is a private, nonprofit association of school board members serving approximately 1,050 school districts For more information, contact Connie de la Rosa or Celia Saenz of the UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at 956/316-7173.