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Community Conversations at St. Mary’s focuses on Women in Public Service

February 26, 2015 | posted by Andrew Festa

Topics: Catholic Schools


Community Conversations at St. Mary’s focuses on Women in Public Service

“Women in Public Service: Five Paths Taken” will be the topic of Community Conversations at St. Mary’s University on March 3.

The panelists will discuss living and leading as professional role models: Cecilia Elizondo Herrera, Finance Committee Chair of the Cisneros Center for New Americas; Cynthia LeMonds (B.A.’96, M.P.A.’08), CEO ofS A Youth; Lori Valenzuela (J.D.’98), Judge of the 437th District Court; Rebecca Viagran (M.P.A.’07), San Antonio City Council District 3 representative; and Lynzee Villafranca (B.A.’12), Manager of Recruitment at Teach for America.

The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Quintanilla Cedillo (B.A.’75), president of Strategic Initiatives Consulting and a member of the St. Mary’s Board ofTrustees.

The program begins at 6 p.m. Afterward, there will be a question and answer session with the audience.

Community Conversations will be held on the St. Mary’s campus in the University Center, Conference Room A. The event is free and open to the public.

The Community Conversations series is a part of the Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy at St. Mary’s University, which is housed within the St. Mary’s Graduate School. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to develop outreach programs that foster dialogue between the university, the public, government agencies and nonprofits to address important public issues.

This particular event is co-sponsored by the St. Mary’s Civic Engagement and Career Development Center and the Faculty Committee for Women’s History Month.