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Alianza promotes dialogue/collaboration around Hispanic/Latin@ issues

Since 2013, UNCG’s Alianza has been a gathering point for university employees who are interested in collaborating around issues that impact Hispanic/Latin@ staff as well as initiatives that enhance activity on campus related to the Hispanic/Latin@ diaspora.

According to the Office of Institutional Research 2014-2015 Fact Book, there were 65 university employees who self-identified as Hispanic. This figure represented 2.76 percent of total number of employees.  The Student Data Profile showed that in 2014, there were 1,128 graduate and undergraduate students who self-identified as Hispanic/Latin@.  This figure represented 6 percent of the total number of undergraduate and graduate students.

Augusto Peña, the recently arrived new director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement, has been selected as the convener for the 2015-16 academic year.  Augusto’s record of service to and within the Hispanic/Latin@ community includes having served as chair of the Education subcommittee of the North Carolina Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.  He has lived and traveled extensively throughout Latin America and has taught a short-term service-learning course in his home country of Nicaragua for the past three years.  Other steering group members for Alianza include Kattya Castellon, Associate Director of Admissions; Dr. Amy Williamson, chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Pat Levitin, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions; and Dr. Jim Settle, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

A complete list of meeting dates and times during the 2015-2016 academic year is posted at oie.uncg.edu.  All university employees are welcome.  For questions about Alianza, contact Augusto by phone at 336-334-5090 or email at aepenaes@uncg.edu.