6th Annual New England Latino Student Leadership Conference
Congratulations to Eastern Connecticut State University!
Eastern Connecticut State University has won the bid to host the 7th Annual New England Latino Student Leadership Conference in 2009!
Northeastern University's Latino/a Student Cultural Center Sucessfully Hosted The New England Latino Student Leadership Conference
Northeastern University’s Latino/a Student Cultural Center won the bid to host the 2008 6th Annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1 New England Latino Student Leadership Conference (NELSLC). The NELSLC was held on the Northeastern University campus on March 28-29, 2008 at the Curry Student Center. Over 300 students attended from 20+ colleges and Universities across New England. The focus of this year's conference was empowering the Latino/a leaders of tomorrow in an increasingly global environment.
About the Conference
Northeastern University and the Latino/a Student Cultural Center successfully hosted this year's New England Latino Student Leadership Conference NASPA Region 1.
The purpose of the New England Latino Student Leadership Conference is to initiate and encourage connections between Latino student college leaders within the New England region.
This year's conference showcased practical as well as progressive approaches within the field of leadership development via workshop sessions and panel discussions. This conference successfully lead the best opportunities to network and initiate lifelong connections among some of most talented and inspired student leaders in the Northeast. With attendees totaling over 300 from all over New England, the conference overflowed with energy.
History of the Conference
The New England Latino Leadership Conference was founded by Brown University Administrator, Salvador Mena. In 2003, he worked with colleagues and student leaders to put together the first ever "Brown at Brown" New England Latino Leadership Conference. The goal of the conference was to be a grassroots effort connecting Latino college students with their school and home communities.
The following year, the conference was held at Eastern Connecticut State University and the conference added a higher education goal to its mission. The conference name was changed to better incorporate students and reflect the goal and the mission of student leadership development to: The New England Latino Student Leadership Conference.
In 2004, the conference first came to Massachusetts when it was held at Holy Cross College in the city of Worcester. The theme of the conference was La Conferencia de Nuestra Gente: Striving Toward Our Destiny: Using Our Past and Present to Build the Future.
In 2005, the conference went further north and was hosted in Hanover, New Hampshire, home of Dartmouth College. The theme of the conference was Latinos on the Move: Bringing New Activism to our ongoing Challenges.
Last year, the conference was hosted at Boston University, Charles River campus. This was the first time the conference was held in downtown Boston. The theme of the conference was Conéctate Hoy: Developing The Latino Leaders of Tomorrow.