Register for the Fall 2020 Virtual
Membership Meeting
Friday, November 6, 2020

Learning objectives:
  • Acquire understanding of how social inequalities impact members of racial and ethnic minoritized groups.
  • Gain perspective on the complexities within Latinidad and how it informs Latinx culture.

Join us and Dr. Benitez virtually on Friday, November 6, 2020 for our
Fall 2020 Membership meeting!
Renew your CoCEAL Membership!
It’s that time to renew your CoCEAL membership again. Please check with your institutional representative to see if your institution has renewed or will renew your CoCEAL membership for the 2020-2021 year. Individual memberships are also available at just $25. A friendly reminder this meeting is exclusive to paid members only. Click below to register and view a list of institutional representatives and the membership level your institution has secured!
LCFC 7th Annual Our Story Forum
“Rebuilding our Future Together”
The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado invites you to the 7th annual Our Story Forum taking place virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020. "Rebuilding Our Future Together" is the name of the event to bring together all Latino Coloradans and allies who will share their personal stories and the insights that will inspire to come together to create bold and meaningful change. Learn more about the forum agenda!

If you are looking to earn a Master's degree in Higher Education which will help advance your career, consider applying to the MAHE Program at CU-Boulder! Our courses are designed to cater to you, the working professional. The deadline for summer and fall 2021 admission is February 1, 2021. Contact Dr. Johanna Maes for more information.
Young Invincibles DACA Story Collection
Young Invincibles is a policy and advocacy organization that represents and fights for young adults in Colorado and across the country. One of the Young Invinvibles policy agenda is to address DACA recipients ability to get a professional license in Colorado. Currently, DACA recipients face the insurmountable barrier when receiving licensure. Young Invincibles is advocating for this critical legislative change and looking for or students and alumni who are DACA recipients interested in sharing their stories.
CASFA-Colorado Application for State Financial Aid
The Colorado Department of Higher Education is enabling Colorado students that historically have not qualified for federal aid to complete an application for state financial aid. The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid is a safe method to allow DACA, ASSET and undocumented students to apply for institutional aid. If students have resided in the state for at least three years before graduating from a Colorado high school. This opportunity will allow students to apply for financial aid and help mitigate the financial barriers.
Congratulations to Joe Garcia, Colorado Community College System Chancellor, AND CoCEAL Founding Member, for being unanimously selected to be inducted into the HACU, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Hall of Champions.
Mary Ontiveros, Vice President of Diversity, is retiring from Colorado State University after 45 years of service. Mary, the CoCEAL familia wishes you the best on this next chapter of your life. Happy retirement!
Shoutout to Adams State University as their "Building the Adams Experience" grant proposal awards nearly $3 million in federal funding for
Hispanic Serving Institutions.
Scholarship opportunity for high school and college students! The LAEF Scholarship will open on November 27, 2020 and remain open until January 10, 2020. Please share with all potential students that can benefit!

What's Happening?
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In the News:
Higher Education’s
Big Shake-Up Is Underway

By Michael T. Nietzel | October 16, 2020

Large-scale administrative restructuring in higher education is accelerating at a pace seldom, if ever, seen before. No mistake about it: the Big Shake-Up is underway.
What’s at Stake for Higher Ed in the Election?

By Astra Taylor | October 14, 2020

Scholars and academic leaders on what matters- and why.
Higher Ed’s Shameful Silence on Diversity

By Hasan Kwame Jeffries
| October 13, 2020

Far-right media outlets flood internet with stories about diversity training within government accusing programs of encouraging discrimination against white people, especially white men, by promoting ideas of white racial inferiority. This of course, was nonsense. Diversity training does no such thing.
COVID-19 Pushes College Students to Drop out, Which Could Devastate Economy
and their Lives

By Lindsay Schnell | October 16, 2020

Community colleges have long prided themselves on access, ideal institutions for someone who might not have the time, money, or knowledge to navigate the ins and outs of higher education. Rural schools have been hit especially hard this fall, as they frequently serve a population of students who commute, sometimes long distances, and often don’t have internet service at home.
Excelencia’s ALASS Institute Focuses on the Future of HSIs

By Sarah Wood | October 5, 2020

Focused on advancing equity for Latinx students as well the future of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) post-COVID-19, more than 1000 higher education and organizational leaders virtually convened last week as part of Excelencia in Education’s Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute.
Should Student Loan Relief Continue Into 2021?

By Phillip Molnar | October 16, 2020

Student loan forbearance from the federal government during COVID-19 has meant borrowers do not need to make payments until December 31st and, perhaps most importantly, has stopped interest on the loans. This was only for federal student loans, not private ones.
CoCEAL is committed to providing our members to the latest job openings in the state of Colorado. Please know we are working hard to have the latest postings updated weekly so that members can have access to job openings in real time. Concurrently, this job board would not be possible without the participation of our member institutions and other organizations that are committed to the diversification of their workforce and the hiring of latinx people. Please feel free to share the google form link below with your Human Resources departments and other organizations that would like to post job announcements on our job board.