Edinburg City Attorney featured in Alumni Spotlight publication

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Featured: Omar Ochoa, Edinburg City Attorney. Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

Texas Border Business

By DAVID A. DÍAZ

Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa, who has used his legal expertise to provide ongoing reports to the public about state laws and policies that protect the people’s right-to-know about the activities of governments and its elected and appointed leaders in Texas, was recently featured in the Alumni Spotlight publication of McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

The McCombs School of Business, also referred to as the McCombs School or simply McCombs, is the business school at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the main campus in downtown Austin, McCombs offers classes outside Central Texas in Dallas, Houston and internationally in Mexico City. 

Ochoa graduated from UT Austin in 2007 with a Canfield Business Honors undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Professional Accounting (MPA). He later earned his JD from the UT School of Law, where he became the first Latino to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Texas Law Review, according to the announcement made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 

Also according to the McCombs School website:

A community of leaders and scholars, the Canfield Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business exposes the brightest young talent to one of the most singular educational experiences in the country.

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The Canfield Business Honors Program (Canfield BHP) offers a curriculum modeled after case-based MBA programs. It challenges students to think outside of the box. Canfield BHP is more than just a top-rate education, it’s a community. Special programming coordinated by Canfield BHP and the Honors Business Association (HBA) provides opportunities for students from all graduating classes to form strong, lasting relationships with one another.

The McCombs School of Business is ranked: 

• 1st in Accounting: Undergraduate, Graduate, & Doctoral by U.S. News & World Report; Public Accounting Report;

• 3rd in Marketing: Best Graduate by College Choice;

• 4th in Business Analytics: Best Graduate Program by QS World University; and

• 5th: Best Undergraduate Program by U.S. News & World Report.

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