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NMSU hosts first Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus

New Mexico State University's Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus is hosting the HFSC First Leadership Summit 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium.

The summit will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars, administrators and students, and will be an opportunity to highlight the contributions Hispanic faculty, staff, students and community leaders make to the state and NMSU.

"The caucus is honored to be hosting this leadership summit," said Viola Fuentes, HFSC chair. "We are fortunate to have the opportunity to help prepare tomorrow's leaders in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century."

The theme of the summit is "Conexiones y Lecciones: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders," and will feature presentations on research conducted by NMSU faculty and students. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the O'Donnell Hall Atrium.

Speaking at the event will be former New Mexico Governor Toney Anaya, NMSU President Barbara Couture, Provost Jay Jordan, Regent Javier Gonzales, Regent Chris Anaya, Dona Ana Community College President Margie Huerta, NMSU-Alamogordo President Cheri Jimeno and NMSU-Carlsbad President Russell Hardy.

"We would like to thank Regent Javier Gonzales, Regent Chris Anaya, President Barbara Couture, DACC President Margie Huerta, Provost Jay Jordan and Dr. Ricardo Jacquez for supporting this summit," said Christina Chavez Kelley, HFSC vice-chair. "Our luncheon is sold out; however, space is still available for all the sessions."

Anyone attending the summit is asked to pre-register at http://sites.google.com/site/hfscsummit/.

For more information e-mail Viola Fuentes at yama1811@nmsu.edu or call Christina Chavez Kelley at (575) 646-1729.