Think about what attracted you to higher education in the first place. If you are a faculty member, I suspect it was the love of the subject matter. But that has probably evolved into a love of helping students be successful. Like my love of history, I hoped to be a world renowned historian one day. It still could happen. But right now my calling is student affairs. I want students to have the tools they need to make important choices and obtain valuable skills that will serve them outside the walls of academia.
Latinas in Higher Education is one way I choose to give back. I want to provide an avenue for women to find common ground, network opportunities, mutual support and aid, and mentorship.
- Did you attend the NASPA Region II Conference in Atlantic City from June 8-10? My colleague and I presented a session entitled Beyond the Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader: Rethinking Leadership for Urban Commuter Students. Click here to see the presentation.
- On June 19, the Student Affairs Collective presents SA Chat in Real Life in NYC. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
- Don’t miss the NASPA Latino Knowledge Community Drive-in Conference on Professionalism in Higher Education and LHE Launch Party on June 24. Learn about Tips and Tricks for moving up and strategies for branding yourself within higher education. The conference will conclude with the Latinas in Higher Education Launch Party. Join us on Tuesday, June 24 for an afternoon on networking, professional development and camaraderie. Click here to register.
- Please join me as I moderate my first webinar: The Challenge to Love: Fostering Self-Compassion and Confidence in Emerging Leaders on Thursday, June 26 at 2pm. Click here to register.