Finalists selected for new Hispanic/Latino affairs position

Three finalists have been selected for project director of Hispanic/Latino affairs, a new post in the office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion, Reginald Stewart.  Interviews will take place on campus this month.

The project director will provide, develop and facilitate education, outreach and other support functions to students, faculty and staff, with an emphasis on the Hispanic, Latino, Latinx (pronounced La-TEEN-ex) and other targeted underrepresented populations.

The candidates are:

  • C. Elizabeth Mendez-Shannon, assistant professor, department of social work, Metropolitan State University, Denver
  • Roberto Orozco, program coordinator for social justice programs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Diana Sloan, director of graduate marketing and alumni relations, College of Business, Iowa State

Candidate forums

The campus community is encouraged to attend an open forum with each candidate. (All forums are from 2 to 3 p.m.).

  • Aug. 22, Mendez-Shannon (3512 Memorial Union)
  • Aug. 24, Sloan (Gallery Room, MU)
  • Aug. 29, Orozco (Pioneer Room, MU)

More about the candidates

The candidates' vitas and an evaluation form are available on the vice president for diversity and inclusion website.