Today the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced its new board of directors for the 2011-2012 term. Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez of San Antonio, TX will chair its board of directors. Gonzalez’s unanimous election to the post signals the Board’s confidence in his vision and dedication to CHCI’s mission. CHCI also announced its newly created advisory council.
“CHCI has a 32-year legacy of developing Latino leaders and I look forward to expanding the great work and achievements of Rep. Velázquez and past chairs during the next two years,” said Gonzalez. “The Latino population is positioned to determine the future success of America and CHCI is at the forefront of the struggle to ensure Latino youth have opportunities to succeed through education.”
Gonzalez was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 representing Texas’ 20th Congressional District. He currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the House Administration Committee. His father, former Representative Henry B. Gonzalez, represented the same district for 37 years, and is one of the founding members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in 1976.
“We could not be more pleased that Rep. Gonzalez will be leading the organization for the next two years,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. “His experience, knowledge, and passion for the Hispanic community are unparalleled. We look forward to expanding our reach into the community to serve even more young Latinos in the coming years.”