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2021 Board Elections Update from Dra. Reyna Anaya
Dear Colegas, 
I am writing you today to share an update on our 2021-2022 CoCEAL Elections Process. This year we received two nominations for our open CoCEAL leadership positions, one for President Elect and one for Secretary. Based on the candidacy of the two nominees and our awareness of the impact of COVID19 on our personal and professional responsibilities, the Executive Leadership Team chose to move forward with both of our nominees and directly appoint them into the roles of President Elect and Secretary.
With that said, it is my honor to introduce to you our newly appointed 2021-2022 CoCEAL Leadership. I encourage you to review each of their bios to learn about their areas of expertise and previous leadership engagements.
Felicidades to both Andrea and Sydney! We look forward to your leadership and service in CoCEAL!

Dra. Reyna Anaya
Past-President, CoCEAL
2021-2022 CoCEAL President Elect & Secretary
CoCEAL President Elect

Andrea Rascón, She, Her, Hers
College Career & Success Advisor at KIPP Colorado Schools
CoCEAL Secretary

Sydney Pedregon, She Her, Hers
Interim Director of Student Life at
Community College of Aurora
Applications are now open for the fifth cohort of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower academic professionals with the knowledge, skills, and connections to lead successful open education initiatives that benefit students. Apply by Friday, May 28th to be part of the 2021-2022 cohort.

LCAC Popul/Arte Virtual Workshop Series
The Latino Cultural Arts Center presents Popul/Arte, an Artist-Scholar Residency that merges the talents of activist-scholar, Dr. Michael Wilson Becerril, and the Brazilian artist collective, Negráfrica, for an international workshop series that combines art and research to break down barriers to higher education. As the world faces mutually intensifying crises, we invite you to imagine a better future. These workshops are available at no cost to comunidad! Some sessions have started but there is still time to sign up for the rest.
Congrats to our member Courtney Butler for her new role as an Assistant Director of Sector Partnerships & Corporate Collaboration at the Community College of Aurora.

Felicidades to Dr. Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, at Colorado State University who was awarded a CHHS Poster Award, along with her colleagues Louise Jennings (Professor, College of Health and Human Sciences and RISE Center Co-Director), Katie Hartmann (Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and VPD Intern), and Rachel McKinney (former VPD Program Coordinator). The team won the Diversity and Social Justice category award for their work on “Institutional Impacts of the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence.”
Congratulations to our member Claudia Hernandez on receiving Outstanding Registered Student Organization (RSO) Advisor of the Year at CSU!
This award recognizes a faculty/staff RSO adviser who demonstrates strong relationships with students, employs effective interpersonal skills, respects students’ agency and supports their holistic development. Claudia Hernandez is the
Outreach and Equity Coordinator at the
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at
Colorado State University.
Add the Let's Talk TRIO and Latinx Intelligentsia to your favorite podcast list!
What's Happening?
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In the News:
A conversation with historian Dr. Max Krochmal on his award winning book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Felipe Hinojosa | May 17, 2021
Education Department Announces Emergency Grants for Higher Ed

"The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced more than $36 billion in emergency grants under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for postsecondary education."

By Arrman Kyaw | May 11, 2021
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.