Sol Trujillo National Lifetime Leadership Award

The Sol Trujillo National Lifetime Leadership Award 
The Sol Trujillo National Lifetime Leadership award was established to recognize and celebrate individuals who have dedicated their time, talents and energy to improving the educational opportunities for Hispanic and Latino youth. 
 
Sol Trujillo is a global telecommunications, media, and cable industry executive. Sol was America's first US-born Hispanic to serve as CEO of a Fortune 200 company. 
 
"The scholarships given by the Latin American Educational Foundation have helped thousands of students attend college or vocational schools. Without LAEF, many students would not fulfill their dreams of furthering their education. Life is better here for so many Hispanic youth thanks to the Latin American Educational Foundation. I congratulate LAEF on their fine work and thank each of you for supporting LAEF." 
-Sol Trujillo

Bruce Benson Honored as the Recipient of the

 Sol Trujillo National Lifetime Leadership Award 

Sol Trujillo and Bruce Benson 
 
This year's honoree has a lifetime of accomplishments and efforts, here in Colorado and across the country. Bruce Benson is the President of the University of Colorado. Since taking the helm of his alma mater in 2008, Benson has enhanced CU's standing as one of the nation's leading public universities, advancing the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond. He oversees a system with four campuses, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Anschultz Medical Campus in Aurora. He is the longest-serving CU president in more than half a century.
 
Past Honorees
 
 2018 
Bruce Benson 
2017
Pat Cortez
2016
Julian Castro 
2015
Joseph Garcia
2014
Stephen Jordan 
2013
Cindy Peña
2012
Roger Cisneros
2011
Helen Thorpe
2010
Lena Lovato Archuleta
2009
Colorado's Institutions of Higher Education 
2008
Sara Martinez Tucker
2007
Ronald Montoya 
2006
Roy Romer 
2005
Robert and Lola Salazar
2004
Mike Shaw
2003 Edward James Olmos
2002 Ken Salazar