Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

5th Annual Diversidad Hispanic Conference
Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Diversidad Hispanic Conference brings higher education professionals and area high school students together to learn and share ideas about how to engage our Hispanic community from successful student to employable college graduate.


Keynote Speaker

Claudia González Mercado

Claudia González Mercado, M.S.
Residence Hall Coordinator at The University of Iowa

Claudia González Mercado was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She is a product of an undocumented immigrant, a first generation college graduate, and a proud Chicana and Latina.

Claudia is an alum of the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Central Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Master of Science in college student personnel administration. Claudia is currently working at the University of Iowa as a Hall Coordinator.

Through her travels and work, Claudia has learned that being a Latina is complex journey that is led with resiliency and passion.

Questions about the conference? Email Melisa Jimenez or call her at 913-469-2304.