President Kimberly Andrews Espy joined the Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 to inaugurate the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Wayne State University.
LFSA brings together Latin faculty and staff to enrichen the cultural diversity of the university.
Members of the Detroit Latin community have met with President Espy at this event and at her oath-taking ceremony on August 22, 2023.
Community service agency leaders will be formally introduced to President Espy at the annual dinner celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) on Friday, September 22, 2023 at El Kiosko in Southwest Detroit.
CLLAS was founded in 1971-72 by an agreement between Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED) and Wayne State University. The partnership now includes the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies (CHA) of Detroit.
Over the last half-century, Latin alumni of CLLAS and WSU have remained in Metro Detroit to take leadership roles in service to the community.
CLLAS continues to represent the Latin community inside Wayne State. Currently it is the university’s best community of learning for student recruitment, development and graduation.
Per capita, the three senior faculty of CLLAS are the most awarded of any unit in research, teaching and service. The three CLLAS faculty members are Professors José Cuello (Emeritus), Jorge Luis Chinea and Nicole Trujillo-Pagan.