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Raul Hinojosa, Jr., Director – Harlingen, TX
Master of Public Administration, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Public Relations, University of North Texas
E-mail | (972) 883-4562

Raul is the Founding Director of the Department of Community Engagement, and is passionate about helping young people and their families realize the benefits of a college education. He has lived in Dallas since 1996 and in his spare time enjoys reading, cooking, and watching television.

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." – Mahatma Gandhi

David Robinson, Jr., Assistant Director – Jackson, MS
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Jackson State University
E-mail | (972) 883-3566

David has worked in the Outreach and Community Engagement for close to a decade. His passion is to help young people and their families gain access to opportunities that institutions of higher education provide. In his spare time enjoys working out, listening to music, and watching television.

"One key towards anti-poverty is a world class education." – President Barack Obama

Charmaine Sarpong, Program Specialist II – Sacramento, CA
Master of Business Adminstration, Strategic Leadership, Amberton University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Amberton University
E-mail | (972) 883-4548

Charmaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and her MBA degree in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University in Garland, Texas. Her wealth of experience collaborating through volunteerism, non-profit dynamics and community engagements have fostered winning the presidential lifetime award for volunteerism. It is the highest award that can be given to any one individual.

"Enhancing someone else enhances you."

Anh Nguyen, Administrative Assistant I – Fort Worth, TX
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Seattle University
E-mail | (972) 883-4546

Anh is passionate about education, literature, football and food. She holds a degree in English Literature from Seattle University and hopes to utilize her degree within the field of Higher Education. Education has always been a passion of hers as she has become more aware of how education plays a part in how a child grows up.

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." – Lou Holtz