ShareCONTACT: DavidMedinaPHONE: (713) 348-6753EMAIL: [email protected] Rice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. FOURTHANNUAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP DAY CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT RICEUNIVERSITYJuan Roberto Job,author of “Just Because I’m Latin Doesn’t Mean I Mambo: A Success Guide forHispanic Americans,” will be among the featured speakers at the fourth annualHispanic Professional Leadership Day conference at Rice University. Presented by RiceUniversity’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management and the NationalSociety of Hispanic MBAs, the all-day conference will take place Friday, August3, in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center. The purpose of theconference is to bring together Hispanic professionals to discuss criticalissues for excelling in today’s multicultural, technical and global businessenvironment. “Hispanic ProfessionalLeadership Day is important because it gives participants an excellentopportunity to network with other Hispanic professionals,” said Martha Salinas,president of NSHMBA Houston chapter. “In addition, the typesof professional development workshops offered are not available elsewhere.Participants will gain insight into the leading issues that are facing theenvironment as a whole and the Hispanic business front.” There will be a kick-offreception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Reliant Energy’sReception Lobby on the first floor at 1111 Louisiana. City Controller SylviaGarcia will give the welcoming remarks. At the conference, JuanRoberto Job will give the morning keynote speech. Juan Roberto Job is vicepresident of market management for the New York Life Insurance Company and isresponsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategicinitiatives in the Hispanic and Asian markets. Other speakers include: AddThis Orlando Cardenas, CEOof the technology consulting firm Noslar T.I., will talk about “Volatility inthe E-Commerce World.” Lyndon Taylor,principal with Heidrick & Struggles, a financial service company, will speakabout “You as a Brand: Who Succeeds and Why.” John Clemens,professor of management at Hartwick College, will talk about “The Classic Touch:Lessons in Leadership from Homer to Hemingway.” Carolina Weitzman,president and CEO of NATEX Corporation Architects, and Dan Valdez, executiveinstructor at the University of Houston’s College of Business, will discuss“Entrepreneurship: Transforming Ideas Into Action.” Juan M. Garcia, seniormanager with Andersen Consulting, and Dwain Celistan, a consultant with Celistan& Associates, will talk about “Navigating Corporate Culture.” Jimmy Cabrera,president of Success Through Excellence, will speak about “Leadership Is NotAbout Being Macho: Breaking Barriers and Stereotypes.” In addition to the arrayof different workshops and networking opportunities, the conference will providea continental breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Cost to attend theconference and the Thursday kick-off event is $85. For more information, call713-348-6060.