HSI Task Force


Mission: The mission of the University of Central Florida’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force is to identify and implement key strategies that will promote an inclusive HSI campus culture. Additionally, the HSI Task Force will provide guidance to the university’s leadership on how to best leverage additional resources to strengthen institutional capacity. The HSI Task force is committed to serving UCF’s critical mass of Latino students, while enhancing the academic and co-curricular experiences of all UCF Knights.

 

Vision: The HSI Task Force facilitates communication and collaboration that will position UCF as the exemplar HSI in the nation.

 

Values: Authenticity, Equity, Unity, Ingenuity.

Misión: La misión de este cuerpo especial, designado como una institución dedicada al servicio de los hispanos, en la Universidad de la Florida Central, University of Central Florida’s Hispanic Serving Institution HSI (siglas en inglés), es de identificar e implementar estrategias esenciales en el centro universitario, las cuales promuevan una cultura inclusiva de HSI (siglas en inglés). Adicionalmente, este cuerpo especial de HSI (siglas en inglés), proveerá orientación al liderazgo de la universidad, de cómo aprovechar de la mejor manera todos los recursos que logren robustecer la capacidad institucional. El cuerpo especial de HSI (siglas en inglés), está comprometido a servir a una masa crítica de estudiantes latinos, aquí en UCF (siglas en inglés), al mismo tiempo que incrementar las experiencias académicas y co-curriculares de todos los “Knights” de UCF (siglas en inglés).

 

Visión: El cuerpo especial de HSI (siglas en inglés), facilitará comunicación y colaboración, lo cual situará a UCF (siglas en inglés), como uno de los cuerpos especiales ejemplares más grandes de la nación, HSI (siglas en inglés), dedicados al servicio de los hispanos.

 

Valores: Autenticidad, igualdad, unidad, ingeniosidad.

 

HSI Task Force

Student Experience and Success

  • Justin Andrade, Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement
  • Patrick Blount, Assistant Director Finance and Accounting
  • Dr. Gordon Chavis, Associate Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Services
  • Lisa Cruz, Associate Director, UCF Connect
  • Valentina Durango, Student
  • Dr. Natalia Leal Toro, Assistant Director, Academic Advancement Programs
  • Dr. Ana Mack, Assistant Director, Student Academic Resource Center
  • Dr. Jennifer Parham, Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies
  • Jose Luis Rivera, Student
  • Ashley Stewart, Student
  • Dr. Chanda Torres, Assistant Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Services
  • Zaria Woods, Student

 

Administration/Staff Diversity and Success

  • Renee Grigor, Assistant Director, Human Resources
  • Dr. Boyd Lindsley, Associate Director, Nicholson School of Communication and Media
  • Dr. Nancy Myers, Director, Office of Institutional Equity

 

Unique Opportunities/Innovative Models

  • Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts & Design
  • Dr. Melissa Dagley, Executive Director, iSTEM
  • Dr. Ryan Goodwin, Director, President’s Office
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton, Assistant Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Dr. Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Erica Rodríguez Kight, Instructor, Nicholson School of Communication
  • Dr. Consuelo Stebbins, Director, Latin American Studies
  • Alvaro Villegas, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty Diversity and Success

  • Dr. Florencio Hernández, Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Debra Reinhart, Associate Vice President, Office of Research & Commercialization
  • Dr. Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor, Faculty Excellence
  • Dr. Linda Rosa-Lugo, Interim Assistant Dean, College of Health & Public Affairs
  • Dr. Jennifer Sandoval, Associate Professor, Nicholson School of Communication
  • Dr. Maria Cristina Santana, Associate Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies

 

Community Partnerships

  • Dr. Nataly Chandia, Assistant Vice President, UCF Global
  • Katidia Coronado, Associate Instructor, Nichol School of Communication
  • Maritza Martínez, Associate Vice President and Director, UCF Community Relations
  • Donna Mercado, Coordinator, College of Nursing
  • Dr. Olga Molina, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Dr. Maria Reyes, College of Community Innovation and Education
  • Lori Shuff, Assistant Vice President, UCF Foundation

Task Force Support

Offers support to all areas of the task force:

 

  • Dr. Cyndia M. Muñiz, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, HSI Task Force Chair
  • Dr. Karen Morrison, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Patrick Burt, Associate Vice President, UCF Communications & Marketing
  • Uday Nair, Associate Director, Operational Excellence and Assessment Support
  • Patricia Ramsey, Director, Institutional Knowledge Management