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Latino and Hispanic Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

Our mission

The Latino and Hispanic Faculty & Staff Affinity Group (LHFSA) serves to organize, develop, and elevate our community on campus through advocacy, support, and education.

  • Support: Be the voice of the Latino/Hispanic community, including those who may feel like they don’t have a voice or the opportunities.
  • Advocate: Engage in dialogues with other groups across campus.
  • Inform: Provide insight about the Latino/Hispanic community to the rest of the AU community.
  • Build-Up/Development: Build skills to help with upward mobility, professional development, and more.
  • Visbility: Create a community/support network that demonstrates Latinos/Hispanics as a visible part in leadership and the AU community.

Vince Chapa - Co-Chair

Jackie Garcia - Co-Chair

Jessica Finegan - Community Outreach Chair

Milton Garcia - Marketing & Communications Chair

Adrian Sanchez - Secretary & Treasurer

Gina Arevalo - Network & Social Representative

Mauricio Burgos - Network & Social Representative

American University SIS Building

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Join our email list to receive information on LHFSA upcoming events, news, and more!



As a group, we aim to support our community on and off-campus. With that in mind, our events are catered by local, Latino-owned restaurants and businesses. Businesses we have supported include:


AU Latino & Hispanic Mentorship Program

AU Latino & Hispanic Mentorship Program

To support the Latino, Hispanic, and Latinx community by becoming a mentor or mentee, apply online by February 15.

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