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Founder of National Hispanic Institute to give lecture at New Mexico State University

Ernesto Nieto, director and founder of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI), will give a lecture titled "Third Reality: Crafting a 21st Century Latino Agenda" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, in the Corbett Center Auditorium on the New Mexico State University campus.

le of the lecture is taken from Nieto's recently published book in which he points to community equity building as the best alternative for future Latino leaders, in contrast to the civil rights reform approaches of past years.

Nieto, originally from Houston, has served as the only president of the NHI since 1979. He and his wife, Gloria de Leon, began serving students through the NHI in 1981, helping to develop future leaders within the Hispanic/Latino community by working with the brightest students throughout the country.

Nieto received a bachelor's degree in education in 1964 from Southwestern University. He serves on the board of trustees of DePaul University.

This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Dona Ana Room of Corbett Center.

Sarah Wheeler
June 19, 2002