Mi Gente! For and With Latinxs

Mission Statement:  Professional growth and development for its members; Promote outreach efforts and encourage mentorship for Latinx employees at UMKC; Create a safe space to address issues unique to Latinxs at UMKC and the broader community; Work in alliance with community networks to support, advocate for, and give voice to the Latinx population.

Chair:  Rachel Marie McCommon, M.A. Ed.  Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives – Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion at UMKC School of Medicine

Vice Chair: Dr. Theresa Torres, Associate Professor  – Race, Ethnic, Gender Studies – Sociology – Latinx and Latin American Studies

Secretary/Treasurer: Melanie Arroyo Perez, M.S., PLPC – Staff Counselor and Multicultural Liaison

Social Chair:  Dr. Alberto Villamandos, Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures