The Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance

For CWRU faculty and staff members

The purpose of the group is to bring together Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff from across the campus for cultural awareness, friendship, student recruitment and retention and public service. All, regardless of race or ethnicity, are invited to join the group.


Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location: The Office of Multicultural Affairs conference room, 4th floor of Sears Library.  All are invited to attend. Please join us!

Do you have suggestions for projects, activities or speakers? Submit your ideas!


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Suzanne Rivera, PhD

Executive Sponsor 
Vice President for Research and Technology Management 

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Edwin B. Mayes

Director, First-Year Experience and Family Programs 

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Damaris Puñales-Alpízar, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish 



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