"Learning is about asking questions, and especially those that are most obvious."
Arturo Madrid has had a long and diverse career, having served as a professor and administrator at both public and private colleges and Trinity University; as a federal official; as the director of a national fellowship program; and as the founding president of an institute for policy studies.
He has written extensively and made public presentations on educational status and artistic and cultural expression of the Latino populations of the U.S. Over the course of his career he has served on numerous national commissions and boards concerned with educational issues, including the 2006 U.S. Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. In 1996 he was awarded the National Endowment for Humanities' highest honor, The Charles Frankel Prize; and in 2009 he received the John Hope Franklin Award.
During his tenure at Trinity he has been deeply engaged in connecting Trinity University faculty, staff and students with a wide range of San Antonio Latino arts and educational organizations and with sponsoring programming having to do with Latinos on campus.