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Office of Diversity & Inclusion


Latino Leadership Initiative

Wednesday, October 15
9:00AM - 2:45PM
Memorial Union Webb Hall
FREE to Attend!
Register by September 30

The Latino Leadership Initiative is a one day conference for Latino high school freshmen through seniors. The Emporia State University Latino faculty and staff encourage students to pursue higher education and help them realize their full potential to be successful leaders of the future. Students are invited from all over the state of Kansas. This free conference consists of speakers, workshops, meals, and an opportunity to compete for a book scholarship sponsored by our very own Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO). We welcome any and all to attend.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, in collaboration with HALO and the Ladies of Las Esmeraldas, is excited to announce this year's guest speaker, David Edward Garcia. David is the only five-language-speaking motivational comedian on the planet. David empathizes with Latino and other diverse students who face challenges because he was once considered an “at-risk student” himself before defying the odds and graduating with a bachelor’s degree and then earning his masters’ degree. He has motivated children and mature adults in some of the greatest metropolitan cities of the world: Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, and London.

Student Registration Form

Students planning to attend the Latino Leadership Initiative should complete this registration no later than September 30. High School advisors/chaperones who will be traveling with your students, please complete the LLI Advisor Registration Form.