AUSTIN, Texas – September 18, 2013 – Texas Health and Science University is proud to announce today that our Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Ping-Hui-Tsao Lin, L.Ac., E.M.B.A., is invited to join academic and community leaders in Washington, D.C., on September 23-24, 2013, to celebrate the accomplishments of President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge and plan for the 2013-2014 Challenge.  The Third Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Gathering will be hosted by Georgetown University and will include Plenary Sessions, Breakout Sessions, a luncheon, and a Closing Celebration.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will bring remarks at the closing plenary on September 24th, followed by an opportunity for participants to have a delegation photo taken with Secretary Duncan.

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The Texas Health and Science University community is proud that our President and Chief Executive Officer’s lifetime commitments to interfaith relations and community service will be recognized by the White House, along with her inspiring immigrant’s story. President Lin, along with her husband Paul Lin, are the founders of Texas Health and Science University, formerly known as Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Ms. Lin has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by her successful efforts to pass acupuncture legislation in the State of Texas; in her position as the first Chair of the Education Committee of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners; and in her work to set high standards for the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine throughout the United States. In 1993, then-governor Ann Richards appointed Lisa Lin to serve on the newly established first Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, on which she served until 1999. Ms. Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine in Texas for more than 30 years.