Sunday, July 10, 2011
Margaret Villanueva, professor of community development, has been appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to Minnesota's Chicano Latino Affairs Council. The appointment runs through January 2015. The council is one of several created by the Legislature in 1978 to reflect the growing diversity in Minnesota. The council, which meets quarterly, informs the public and advises Dayton about Chicanos in Minnesota. The council's primary goals are for education, immigration, economic development, housing and health for Latinos in Minnesota. Villanueva said she hopes to make a difference in the areas that reflect her knowledge gained as a professor.