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The goals of the HFSA Book and Culture committee include promoting and informing HFSA members about Latin@ cultural events on campus and within the Austin area; strengthening our literary connection to our culture by reading one book per semester; hosting community immersion activities for HFSA members on/off campus; and encouraging & planning activities that promote service to the Latin@ community.


The HFSA Election Committee manages all election procedures for executive officers and committee chair elections. The committee is responsible for planning and executing successful nominations and elections to fill these offices annually, as well as periodically, for offices as vacancies occur. Election rules and regulations proposed by this committee are vetted and approved by the executive committee. Article VIII: Elections and Election Procedures delineates the election process.


The HFSA Holiday Assistance Committee (HAC) provides the ingredients for a full-course holiday meal to eligible UT employees and their families during the winter holidays through the newly named John Treviño Holiday Assistance Program. Recipients abide by a set of guidelines set by the HAC. The duties of this committee include: recruiting and selecting recipients, soliciting community contributions of goods and/or cash, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and implementing all other aspects of this program to execute a successful event.


The HFSA Holiday Fiesta Committee is charged with coordination and planning of HFSA’s annual holiday party. The committee plans, coordinates, and executes all aspects of the party, including: catering, entertainment, location, publicity and other duties necessary for a successful event.


The HFSA Leadership & Professional Development Committee develops a series of lectures, workshops, and events to provide participants opportunities and tools for development in their careers and professional work environment. The committee develops the series for the year and executes its events. Committee duties include program design, scheduling, coordination, publicity, and final execution of each meeting or event, ensuring each is well-attended. Each chairperson works with the executive committee to determine appropriate topics, agendas, speakers, budget and other logistics as needed.


The HFSA Scholarship Committee manages the fundraising program for the annual scholarship awards. The committee is responsible for all aspects of the scholarship awards, including: setting eligibility criteria, reviewing applications, and selecting award recipients. Student award recipients are presented their award at the annual Texas Exes Dinner Event in September. Recipients are notified of their award during the summer preceding the dinner.


The HFSA Welcome Committee coordinates monthly membership meetings. In addition to planning and managing the logistics involved for each meeting, committee members work with the executive committee to ensure guests are greeted with hospitality and goodwill for a sense of community among members and guests.

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