Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox visits WOU
Western Oregon University was especially bustling with energy on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 as Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, visited campus. He was the 2011 Dr. Arne S. Jensen Lectureship Series speaker. In addition to his keynote address, Fox provided students of WOU and surrounding high schools the opportunity to meet with him in a session spoken in Spanish. He also attended a private leadership lunch and a private reception, which featured the mariachi musicians from Woodburn High School.
The event marked the launch of the Latino Education and Access Program (LEAP), which will provide scholarships to Latino students at WOU who encounter financial needs that prevent them from completing their degree at WOU. MAPS Credit Union was the title sponsor for the event and NORPAC Foods was the founding donor for the LEAP Scholarship program. Gifts can still be made to that program at wou.edu/giving.