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News at Brookhaven College

For immediate release through Sept. 24, 2005.

FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS  •  Hispanic leaders in community college education will gather in Dallas Sept. 22-24 for the 10th Annual National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Symposium, “Leaders Who Bridge Access to Success.” The Dallas County Community College District is the host college, Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor for the DCCCD is the opening speaker, and Brookhaven College is a sponsor for the event.

The symposium will bring together leaders in education from around the country to discuss a variety of issues in higher education, including:

Dr. Michael Saenz, president of the Tarrant County College Northwest Campus and Dr. Maria Vallejo, provost of Palm Beach Community College, Fla., will deliver the opening session keynote address, “Twenty Years of Leaders Bridging Access to Success.” Dr. Raymund Paredes, commissioner of higher education for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is the scheduled keynote speaker at the first day’s luncheon and Gloria Campos, news anchor for WFAA-Channel 8 will act as mistress of ceremonies for the 2005 Awards Banquet and Fellows Graduation. The closing speaker is scheduled to be Dr. George Boggs, president and chief executive officer for the American Association of Community Colleges.