Latino Faculty And Staff Council
The Mission of the Latino Faculty and Staff Council at Indiana University Bloomington is to provide a forum for understanding the issues of concern to the Bloomington and IU Latino communities. The council will serve as spokesperson and work in collaboration with university administrators, faculty and staff to address the issues of recruitment, retention, graduation and promotion of Latino faculty, staff and students.

The Latino Faculty and Staff Council (LFASC), founded in the spring of 2002, is an organization that represents the diverse Latino community at Indiana University. Its commitment is to build fellowship among Latinos and to address issues that face Latino faculty, staff and students on the Bloomington campus.

  • To build fellowship among Latino faculty, staff, students and address issues that face our community.
  • To strengthen communication among Latino communities.
  • To initiate strategies to bring Latino scholars and researchers to campus to provide information on current Latino issues in academia.
  • To work in collaboration with university administration, faculty, students, and staff, as well as, undertake activities to address and improve issues regarding recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino faculty, staff, and graduation of students.
  • To be a sounding board for any Latino initiatives the university undertakes.
  • To assist the university to increase the presence and retention of Latinos on the IUB campus.
  • To recognize Latino students, faculty and staff for their achievements and contributions.
  • Fall Welcome Lunch ~ La Casa
  • Monthly Lunch for Latina Women Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students ~ October and November at 12pm in the IMU Tudor Room (TBA)
  • Monthly Lunch for Latino Men Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students ~ October and November at 12pm in the IMU Tudor Room (TBA)
  • Parranda: Latino Family and Community Celebration ~ December at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 North Jordan Ave) TBA
  • End of the Academic Year Reception: April 22, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at Oliver Winery (8024 N. State Road 37)
Awards: IU Latino Faculty and Staff Council Award Recipients

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Sergio Gonzalez
    • Graduate Student Award - Ricardo Martins
    • Staff Award - Nelda J. Montemayor
    • Faculty Award - Sonia Velázquez
    • Emerging Scholar Award - Paola Maria Hernandez Barón
    • Group/Event Award - Pueblo A Pueblo

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
    • Graduate Student Award - Gabriel Escobedo
    • Staff Award - Andrea Siqueira
    • Faculty Award - Arlene Diaz
    • Program/Group Award - Latino and Latina Initiatives
    • Emerging Scholar Award - Mintzi Martinez-Rivera

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Alfredo Rangel
    • Graduate Student Award - Olivia Ríos
    • Staff Award - Cristian Rodrigo Medina
    • Faculty Award - John H. McDowell
    • Event Award - 2014 Semana Latina Kelley School of Business
    • Outstanding Achievement Award - Gerardo M. Gonzalez

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Fred Diego
    • Graduate Student Award - Eric C. Morales
    • Staff Award - Micaela Richter
    • Faculty Award - John Nieto-Phillips
    • Program Award - Latin American Music Center

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Alicia Nieves
    • Graduate Student Award - Nancy Ortiz
    • Staff Award - Becky Perez
    • Faculty Award - Herman Aguinis
    • Program Award - Latino Studies IU César E. Chávez Undergraduate Research Symposium
    • Special Mention Award - Daniel J. Mindiola

    • Undergraduate Student Award - Prisma Lopez-Marin
    • Graduate Student Award - Omar Martinez
    • Staff Award - Ricardo Valdez
    • Faculty Award - Carmen Helena Tellez


  • Lillian Casillas
  • Israel Fernando Herrera
  • Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer
  • Luis R. Hernandez
  • Sylvia Martinez

    Latino Faculty and Staff Council
    Indiana University 715 E 7th Bloomington IN 47408
    Telephone: (812) 855-0174 Fax: (812) 855-9788