Influential Latina CEO of ImpreMedia to Give Centennial Lecture at UTEP

Last Updated on April 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

What: Centennial Lecture by Monica Lozano on “Latinos, Texas and America’s Future” 

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 

Where: Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 126

lozanoMonica Lozano, CEO and chair of the board of ImpreMedia, will give a Centennial Lecture at The University of Texas at El Paso titled “Latinos, Texas and America’s Future.”

ImpreMedia is a leading media company serving a growing Hispanic community in the United States. In 2010, Lozano was named CEO. Prior to that, she served as the senior vice president of ImpreMedia’s publishing group, supervising the company’s newspaper and magazine division.

Lozano, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential Latinas in the country, has served more than 28 years in Hispanic media across virtually all business lines.

She joined the editorial department of La Opinión in 1985, and under her leadership the daily newspaper rose to national prominence as the nation’s largest and most influential Spanish-language publication in the U.S. She eventually served as the Publisher and CEO of the newspaper. Her grandfather, Ignacio Lozano, founded La Opinión in 1926.

The award-winning newspaper played a vital role in important public information campaigns designed to empower the Latino community in the areas of health, economic advancement, immigration and education.

Lozano is a member of the board of directors for Bank of America, the Walt Disney Company, the University of Southern California, the Weingart Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. She also served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

In 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad range of contemporary issues that are likely to impact our society, culture and lives in the years ahead.

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