Latino/a educators summit

Thursday, September 19, 2013

State Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis

State Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis.

State Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis St. Cloud attorney Edith Hernandez-Fussy 

Latino/a educators from across Minnesota will gather 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 5 for an annual summit. 

Among the speakers presenting will be state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Edith Hernandez-Fussy, a St. Cloud attorney. Devinder Malhotra, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will open the conference with welcome remarks.

Panelists include Leo Lopez, vice president, Bremer Bank, Minneapolis, and Diana Chapa, a pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist for Health Partners in St. Cloud. 

Summit organizer, the Minnesota Network of Latinos in Higher Education, invites students, educators and staff to participate.

Conference activities are set for Atwood Memorial Center's Theatre Lounge, Oak Room and Granite Room. 

Conference organizers will staff an information/registration table in the Theatre Lounge. 

The summit theme is Think - Do - Make a Difference => From DREAM to Career.

Visit the website to register. For more information, contact Margaret Villanueva at or Elsa Leven at

Torres Ray, a Democrat from Minneapolis, was a leader in the 2013 Legislature. She was chairperson of the Senate Education Committee and served on education-related committees such as Higher Education and Workforce Development. 

Hernandez-Fussy, principal of the Hernandez Law Firm, specializes in immigration and nationality law.

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Sponsors include the University of Minnesota Department of Chicano & Latino Studies and these St. Cloud State entitites: University College, College of Continuing Education and Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies. 

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