Hispanic Latino Advisory Group

The  Hispanic/Latino Advisory Group (HLAG) is both a working group and an advisory group comprised of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community leaders that ensures the needs of current and future Hispanic/Latino students are met. This group is convened by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to promote collective work efforts across the university, while also fostering relationships with community organizations and school districts to make NC State University, the “University of Choice” for Hispanic/Latino families.


  • Promote collective work, expand current initiatives, and strategically design new initiatives for outreach, recruitment, retention and graduation of Hispanic/Latino students.
  • Effectively share and interconnect research and critical information across the university to promote strategic planning.
  • Ensure that all colleges are represented and vested in initiatives and programs for recruiting, admitting, retaining and graduating Hispanic/ Latino undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Stay abreast of university, state, national and international trends, as well as the diverse needs of Hispanic/Latino communities in North Carolina as it relates to access and education.
  • Recommend and advocate for policies that advance the University’s goals to create an environment which fosters success for Hispanic/Latino faculty, staff and students.


Internal Partners Partner Affilication/Job Title
Cintia Aguilar 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez NCSU Undergraduate Student
Erin Banks, Ph.D. Graduate School, Director IMSD
Andrew Behnke, Ph.D. 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
Roderick Bradley Multicultural Student Affairs, Director
Toby Brody Dept. of Foreign Language, Director of English as a Second Language
Kevi Dixon Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Assistant Director
Allison Dodson Alumni Affairs, Coordinator
Ryan Everett Office of Admissions, Assistant Director
Wendy Giddens Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Deb Luckadoo, Ed.D. Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Staff Diversity
Roberto Martinez TRIO Programs, Assistant Director
Allison Mitchall College of Education, Director of Student Involvement
Tracey Ray, Ph.D. Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Student Diversity
Jamila Simpson, Ph.D. College of Physical and Math Sciences, Assistant Dean
Diana Urieta 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Services
Cristal Vivanco Mi Familia, Executive Director
Joanne Woodard Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Vice Provost
External Partners
Angeline Echeverria Executive Director
Helga Fasciano Department of Public Instruction
Irene Godinez Alumni Representative
Althea Gonzalez Hispanics in Philanthropy, North Carolina Program Manager
Norma Marti Minority Outreach Consultant
Norma Quinones Biogen Idec
MariaRosa Rangel Hispanic/Latino Outreach, WCPSS
Marco Zarate President

Meeting Schedule

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