Statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics mourns the loss of President George. H.W. Bush.  President Bush dedicated his life to public service and it is reflected in his decades-long dedication to our country.

On September 24, 1990, President Bush signed Executive Order 12729 which created the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  It was the first major initiative to make Hispanic education a national priority.  During the ceremony marking Hispanic Heritage Month in 1990, President Bush stated, “We must help education to help our Hispanic children be prepared to take their rightful place at the American table of opportunity.”  For nearly 30 years, the Initiative has worked to carry out President Bush’s vision.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.