Trinity University and Texas Tribune present The Hot Seat

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Mary Anthony
Nov. 26, 2012

Trinity University and Texas Tribune present The Hot Seat

A Conversation About the Upcoming 83rd Texas Legislative Session

The Hot Seat

SAN ANTONIO - The Hot Seat, a conversation about the upcoming 83rd Legislative session will be discussed by state Rep. Mike Villarreal, D - San Antonio, and state Sen. Donna Campbell, R - New Braunfels, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room. A light lunch will be provided. Parking is available in the Alamo Stadium parking lot, across the street from the Trinity campus. To reserve your seat for the free event, register here or email

A San Antonio native, Villarreal is in his 7th term in the Texas House of Representatives, and is advancing a public agenda to transform Texas into an educated economic powerhouse. His legislative accomplishments include securing a funding expansion for financial aid for college students, establishing state oversight of tax refund anticipation loans, and authorizing an innovative clean energy financing program. Villarreal holds a degree in economics from Texas A&M University, a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and is currently working on earning a doctorate in public policy at the University of Texas in Austin.

Elected in November, Campbell is a conservative who has spent a lifetime helping others through medicine and Christian ministry. She was born on a Naval base and grew up with a respect for the military and law enforcement. Campbell has served as the medical director for several hospitals and has performed hundreds of eye surgeries in Ghana, West Africa, volunteering her talents to the Christian Eye Ministry, an organization which has brought sight back to thousands in Africa. She received a master's of nursing from Texas Women's University, an M.D. from Texas Tech University, and completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston.

The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. Their mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern. Their vision is to serve the journalism community as a source of innovation and to build the next great public media brand in the United States. Several times a month, the Tribune hosts a series of conversations featuring prominent elected officials and other newsmakers. These in-depth discussions are moderated by the Tribune's CEO & editor-in-chief, Evan Smith.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution noted for its exceptional faculty and commitment to the comprehensive preparation of its talented student body. It is a learning community that has charted its course with a steadfast commitment to excellence since it was founded in 1869.

For more information, contact Trinity's Office of University Communications at 210-999-8406.