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On-Campus Latino Organization Excels for the Third Year

Posted Dec. 10, 2012
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Pictured above are T. David Garcia, chair of the Latino
Networking Caucus Executive Board, Sara M. Sobeh,
vice chair, and Richard Roldan, secretary/treasurer of the
board.

In June of 2010, T. David Garcia, Kent State University’s associate vice president for enrollment management, formed the Latino Networking Caucus, an organization composed of students, faculty and staff who have an affiliation or interest in the Latino culture. Today, the Latino Networking Caucus boasts 56 members and brings several interesting activities to campus, one of which is the annual Latino Networking Caucus Hablemos “Let’s Talk” Conference. Mark your calendars to attend the next conference on April 18, 2013. More details regarding this free event will be released in the future. 

Garcia shares the following words (palabras): “When I came to Kent State three years ago, I noticed a clear absence of a faculty/staff organization that focused on the Latino culture. After my first year, I called for a meeting in the summer of 2010 for anyone who had an interest in the Latino culture. We had about 15 faculty and staff attend. Many of those who attended commented on how they had been working at Kent State for a long time and were never invited to a meeting that focused on Latinos. It was at that moment I knew creating the Latino Networking Caucus was the right thing to do.”

If you would like to know more about the Latino Networking Caucus, please click here to read the fall 2012 Latino Networking Caucus newsletter. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Latino Networking Caucus or have any questions, ideas or comments, contact Garcia at 330-672-4050.