The Sustainability Adelante UTRGV Office for Sustainability Speaker Series offers expert insight into the world of sustainable development from leaders in the subject matter of diverse and distinct disciplines. The speaker series is intended to invite its viewers to integrate sustainability into their professional and personal development and become sustainable champions of their universities and communities. The Sustainability Adelante Speaker Series will offer innovative and change-inducing platforms that will collaborate and support the intention of sustaining human life as ascribed by the United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Julieta V. Garcia: Transformational Education for Sustainable Development
Dr. Julieta Garcia is the first Hispanic woman to serve as a college president in the US, serving UTRGV´s legacy institution, UT Brownsville, for over 20 years. Today, she continues to inspire students as a communications professor at UTRGV. During the 2022 IC-SAC Conference, Dr. Garcia provided the keynote speech. ¨I cannot think of a more important topic, than the notion of, leaving things better for the next generation, sustainability¨. In sharing her story as a visionary of a higher education institution, bringing UTB from concept to fruition, Dr. Garcia recognizes the difficulties, and also the importance of building educational spaces for her border region that honor its cultural and environmental heritage.