Acosta to receive Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award

The TWU Dallas Leadership Luncheon will be held at noon, Wed., April 27, at the Arts District Mansion. The VIP reception with this year’s Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award recipient, Arcilia Acosta, will take place at 11 a.m. Sponsorships and tickets are available to purchase online until April 20.

Acosta is a celebrated 30-year business veteran, entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother. She is the president and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction and the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories Engineers.

Acosta holds board-level positions with some of Texas’ most successful corporations. She is chair of the Advisory Council for the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at TWU, a member of the National Women Energy Directors Network and the International Women’s Forum. Acosta graduated from Texas Tech University in 1989 and currently serves on the TTU System Board of Regents as vice chairwoman of the audit committee. She also earned a Bank Board Director Certification from the SMU Southwest School of Banking and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School Corporate Governance Program.

For the 20th year, the Dallas Leadership Luncheon is TWU’s signature event in the Dallas area honoring one of the region’s most accomplished citizens, heightening the visibility of the university and raising funds for graduate student scholarships. Texas Woman's is committed to educating the next generation of leaders. Sponsorships and tickets help to raise much-needed funds for graduate students. Scholarships are key to helping the university attract the best and brightest graduate students from across the state and nation. Donations for the scholarship can be made online.

For more information, contact University Advancement at advancement@twu.edu or 940-898-3863.