About the Hispanic Leadership Academy

The purpose of the Hispanic Leadership Academy is to enhance the leadership capabilities and representation of Hispanic Students in the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences. Each year 10-15 undergraduate, Hispanic students are selected through a competitive process to participate in an ongoing leadership training program and service leadership academy. The program is facilitated by a curriculum developed and delivered by WTAMU faculty. Membership in the Academy continues throughout the student’s undergraduate tenure. Members receive two weeks of intensive leadership training and cultural immersion at the Hacienda Santa Clara (a private training and research center operated in partnership with The Texas A&M System) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at no cost to the student.


Students must:

  • Be Hispanic
  • Be a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior undergraduate student at WTAMU
  • Be majoring in a program within the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above

How to Apply

Students will need to complete an application form and return it to Old Main 418E before the announced deadline. With the application, students must also turn in two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on leadership.

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Jonathan Cordova
Program Coordinator
Dr. Lisa Garza
Department Head and Associate Professor
Dr. George Pacheco Jr.
Director of Experimental Learning