Margaret Moran was elected as National President at the League of United Latin American Citizen’s 81st National Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 17th 2010. This summer, at the 82nd National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Moran began serving her second term as President of the Nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights membership organization. Founded on February 17, 1929, for more than 80 years, LULAC has advanced the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, workforce development and housing rights of Hispanics through more than 900 councils and community-based programs.
As a LULAC member, Moran’s involvement with the organization spans more than three decades. She has served in many roles, including LULAC National Parliamentarian, National Vice President for Women, Texas State Director, Texas Deputy State Director, San Antonio District XV Director, District XV Treasurer and President of Council #4421. Additionally, Moran serves on the Board of the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) and is passionate about her work in education. She was a co-founder of the LNESC-SA Center and has been involved with the LNESC Young Readers Program.
“I am honored to serve in this national role. LULAC is a non-partisan group that consists of people from all walks of life and perspectives. Our organization must move forward by continuing to recruit and inspire youth and young adults to participate,” says Moran. “We are all equal and will stand United for equal rights, respect and dignity”.
Her community involvement is underscored by her participation on a variety of civic boards, including the local Parent Teacher Association, the American Red Cross and Santa Rosa Hospital Children’s Miracle Network, among other non-profit boards.
Moran has received numerous honors and awards for her continued service to LULAC and her community, including: the LULAC National Presidential Commendation, LULAC National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Texas State Director’s Community Service Award, Hispanic Heritage Month Award – UT Health Science Center, IMAGE of San Antonio’s, Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas Award and District XV Woman of the Year.
Moran is a native of San Antonio and is married to Oscar Moran, former National President of LULAC during the mid 1980’s. Her election marks the first time a husband and wife both served as LULAC national president. She is also only the third woman in the organization’s 82-year history to hold the position. The Moran’s are the parents of two children and three grandchildren.
Moran is an Accounting Coordinator for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Physiology Department. She has been with the University of Texas system since 1981.