December 6, 2011

Famous Phis Series: Janet Murguia

Janet Murguia (Gamma Delta-Kansas) is a prominent advocate for the Latino community and a popular civil rights activist. Janet went to Kansas University where she earned degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She has served as the Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Kansas and as Deputy Campaign Manager and Director of Constituency Outreach for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. She later served as Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton and as a Senior White House Liaison to Congress.

Janet currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country. In addition to this impressive resume she has also been named as one of Latino Leaders magazine’s “101 Top Leaders of the Hispanic Community,” Washingtonian magazine’s “ 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington,” and The Non-Profit Times’ “Power and Influence Top 50.” She serves as a great role model for Alpha Phis aspiring to work both the business and non-profit sectors.

Annie Williams is a collegiate member of the Gamma Kappa chapter (CSU/Long Beach).

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