OLLU hosts Association of Latino Professionals for America

OLLU and President Abel A. Chávez, MBA, PhD, hosted the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and area college/university presidents and administrations last week to discuss how to better support students on their professional journeys. 

A rich and invigorating exchange of ideas occurred with ALPFA CEO Damian Rivera, ALPFA executives and the presidents and administrators.

“It was inspiring to see so many officials and presidents from universities and colleges come together to have a very honest and open dialogue,” Rivera said. “Ten years from now, we’ll look back and remember, the meeting at Our Lady of the Lake University was the seed that created so much growth. I’m very excited about it.”  

It was Rivera’s first visit to OLLU. “The campus is amazing,” he said. “The buildings are beautiful. The welcoming of faculty and staff was warm and the engagement was phenomenal.” 

ALPFA is the largest Latino professional organization in the U.S. with 47 professional chapters, 215 student chapters and more than 100,000 members. Its mission is to empower and develop Latino leaders through networking and professional development.