with Admiral William McRaven

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Holdsworth Center
4907 Ranch Road 2222
Austin, TX 78723

5:30 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Program

Registration for the event is now closed.
If you have questions about your reservation, please reach out to Joi Bailey Green.

About General McRaven

William McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former University of Texas System chancellor. As chancellor from 2015 to 2018, he oversaw 14 institutions that educate 221,000 students and employ 20,000 faculty and more than 80,000 health care professionals, researchers and staff.

In his 37 years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level.  He led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. In 2011, McRaven oversaw the Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. 

In 2011, he was the runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine included him in its Top 100 Global Thinkers list, and in 2014 Politico magazine listed him on the Politico 50.

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Driven by the belief that teachers and students thrive with great leadership, The Holdsworth Center builds stronger leaders for Texas public schools. Founded as a nonprofit in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, Holdsworth provides world-class leadership development programs and services within districts and at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education holds worth.

At The Holdsworth Center, we believe public school leaders are nation builders who are helping to shape our collective future and they deserve rigorous professional learning in a world-class setting.

Investing in public education leaders makes a difference. Not just for them, but for the staff, students, families and communities they serve and influence. 

Jorge Barrera with students

Jorge Barrera with students in Lamar CISD

Jorge Barrera with students in Lamar CISD