In Memoriam: Héctor Eduardo García Zaldívar | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

We are heartbroken to announce that Héctor Eduardo García Zaldívar, an exchange student from CIDE, has recently passed due to violence in his hometown in Zacatecas, Mexico. Zaldívar studied at the LBJ School in the fall of 2019. During his time at LBJ, he was widely recognized for his love of service and his pride in his hometown and home country.

Zaldívar's drive to grow and bring positive change to his hometown and country shone through in all of his interactions. To many in our community he represented the values of kindness, intelligence and community pride that are exemplary for an LBJ student. He will always be one of us.

The LBJ community sends condolences to Héctor's family. Please feel welcome to share tributes and memories on this memorial page as well. We encourage you to reach out to us and one another for support in this difficult time. Students may also reach out to our new CARE counselor, Bryce Moffett, by leaving a message at (512) 232-4449 or stopping by her office in SRH 3.119 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additional support resources can be found at UT's Counseling and Mental Health Center.

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My sincerest condolences to Hector's family and loved ones.

My sincerest condolences to Hector's family and loved ones.

Los esfuerzos de personas como tú, marcan la diferencia para nuestra comunidad Mexicana. Descansa en paz, hermano.

Rest in Peace, Héctor. Thank you for coming to our school and becoming part of our community. I hope we can all make the world a better place in your honor.

no hay palabras para iluminar esta tragedia, nos falta tu luz Eduardo

Conocer a Héctor y Yolanda fueron una de mis mejores experiencias en LBJ. Ya era hora que la universidad hiciera algo para homenajearlo. Que descanses en paz Héctor. Fuiste muy querido en Austin <3

Mis sinceras condolencias. Y un abrazo a la familia.

Mis sinceras condolencias. Y un abrazo a la familia. En mis oraciones.

Hector’s death is a tragedy and a great loss not only to those whose lives he touched, but also to those who will never have the opportunity to know him. Losing someone who had so much passion, love of life, decency, and potential carries us immediately to the realization of the fragility of life and the preciousness our time with each other. Hector’s legacy, while cut short, provides all of us with examples of the power of goodness. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Hector’s family and friends. He will be missed and remembered at the LBJ School. Angela Evans, Dean Emerita, The Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Hector’s death is a tragedy and a great loss not only to those whose lives he touched, but also to those who will never have the opportunity to know him. Losing someone who had so much passion, love of life, decency, and potential carries us immediately to the realization of the fragility of life and the preciousness our time with each other. Hector’s legacy, while cut short, provides all of us with examples of the power of goodness. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Hector’s family and friends. He will be missed and remembered at the LBJ School. Angela Evans, Dean Emerita, The Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Solo de pensar en todo lo que viví con Héctor en LBJ vuelvo a llorar.
Thank you to everyone for doing our exchange a memorable experience. I wish this were just a nightmare but is reality.
Thank you for this space for Héctor. In Mexico no one is used to violence, we only resist it seeing fall our loved ones.

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