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George Mason President to Speak at Hispanic Heritage Month Event

By Joe Garvey

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera will be the keynote speaker for a Hispanic Heritage Month event on Sept. 20 in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The event, one of a number Old Dominion University is hosting through mid-October to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture, will start at 6 p.m. It is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations, the Hispanic & Latino Employee Association and the Latino Student Alliance. ODU President John R. Broderick will give the opening remarks, focusing on the University's commitment to building an inclusive campus that values and supports Latino/Hispanic communities and its designation as a Minority Serving Institution.

Cabrera is in his seventh year as George Mason's president. Before that, he served as dean of IE Business School in Madrid and as president of Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University). Cabrera is the first native of Spain to serve as president of a U.S. university.

As a business educator, Cabrera played a key role in advancing professional ethics, internationalization and corporate social responsibility. In 2007, he was a senior adviser to the United Nations Global Compact and the lead author of the Principles for Responsible Management Education. They have been adopted by more than 700 schools worldwide.

Cabrera chairs the Commission on International Initiatives for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and is past chair of the Virginia Council of Presidents. He serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation in Madrid, the National Geographic Society and the Center for Innovative Technology. Cabrera also serves on the advisory boards of the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), Georgia Institute of Technology and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Cabrera is the co-author of "Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World," published by Harvard Business Review in 2012.

For more Hispanic Heritage Month events, go to this link: https://www.odu.edu/life/culture/culture-months/hispanic-heritage

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