Leadership: Finding a Roadmap for Success

Lt.Col.(ret) Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Lt.Col.(ret) Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is founder and head of Educational Achievement Services, which has a mission to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. Born and raised in a tiny barrio in Laredo, Texas, she overcame the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades, breaking barriers and setting records to become the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. She retired as a 22-year veteran, returned to her roots and became a community leader. She has worked with children, parents and educators as well as corporate, professional, and non-profit audiences. Latinx Heritage Month and Women’s Leadership Series Keynote
Her book Journey to the Future will be available free of charge at the lecture.

Cosponsored By:
  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Division of Student Affairs - Student Event Fund
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Council
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
  • Veterans Center
  • Women's Leadership Consortium
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

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