Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Teresa Lozano Long and the Longs’ Gift to LLILAS

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long

Born and raised in the South Texas town of Premont, Teresa Lozano Long has been a pioneer in education and philanthropy, as well as a passionate supporter of the arts, along with her husband Joe R. Long, also a UT alumnus. She is the first Hispanic woman to earn a doctorate in health and physical education at The University of Texas at Austin.

In 2000, the Longs pledged an endowment gift of $10 million to support the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS). As one outcome of this gift, the institute is now known as the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, or LLILAS.

Read more about the Long endowment on our History page.


  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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