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Chicano/a group unveils new board members


April 14, 2008

The ASU Chicano/a Latino/a Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA) announced their new executive board members for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The new board members are Gabriel Escontrias Jr., president; Paul Espinosa, president-elect; Vera A. Lopez, faculty liaison; Kevin J. Salcido, staff liaison; Roxann Y. Gonzales, secretary; Connie Biebrich, treasurer; Edward J. Escobar, historian; Steve E. Perez, communication chair;  and Antonia O. Franco, development chair.

“I am honored to transition into the role of president of CLFSA,” Escontrias says. “For the past 38 years, CLFSA, its members and leaders have committed themselves to advancing the New American University by being committed to excellence, access and impact in all that we do. I am very fortunate that our members have again elected colleagues of high caliber to lead the association. I look forward to working with the executive board to sustain the great successes that our association has had advocating on behalf of our faculty, staff and students to foster a strong ASU community.”

CLFSA is an organization dedicated to issues of importance to the Chicano/Latino community at ASU and in Arizona. CLFSA provides scholarships for students and presents awards to recognize the achievements of Chicano/Latino staff, students and faculty. The group holds monthly meetings, which typically feature a speaker or speakers on topics of interest to the membership.

CLFSA recently sponsored several projects in support of Chicano/Latino families and events such as a forum on immigration issues.

For more information, visit the Web site www.asu.edu/clfsa.