Alumna to Serve as Holman Speaker


Susana Mendoza (’94) will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall as part of the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series.

After graduating from Bolingbrook High School, Mendoza attended the University on a soccer and academic scholarship, earning all-midwest honors in soccer and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. In 2000, she was elected as the youngest member of the 92nd Illinois General Assembly. Mendoza served six terms as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011. As a state representative, she was recognized for her leadership and legislation on social services, education, law enforcement, job creation and animal welfare.

Mendoza made history as the first woman ever elected as Chicago city clerk. She was elected Illinois comptroller in 2016 and is the first Hispanic independently elected to statewide office in the state of Illinois.

No tickets are required for this event. For additional information, visit, call 660.785.4133 or email
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