Hispanic Conference September 19, 2014

In 2013 JCCC invited for the first time high school and higher education professionals in the four state area to exchange ideas on how to better engage our Hispanic student population. This year we want to expand the learning and sharing process of best practices to continue serving the growing Latino student population. 

Learn how college campuses and community organizations are working together to encourage students to continue their education and be successful. Sessions offered will explore topics on cultural obstacles and collaborative solutions. Those in Multicultural Affairs, recruitment, retention, advising and counseling divisions are welcome to attend.

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014

Location: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Building/Room:Regnier Center/Capitol Federal Room, located on the first floor 

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2014 

Contact Us

Melisa Jimenez
Diversity Recruiter
913-469-8500, ext. 2304

Patricia Donaldson
Coordinator Immigrant Student Advising and Support Services
International and Immigrant Student Services
913-469-8500, ext. 2638

Conference Schedule

Diversidad Conference

Keynote Speaker Ernesto Mejia

Ernesto Mejia, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is a true example of the American dream. Diagnosed with the rare disease of Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the age of 16 that left him temporarily paralyzed, he was not supposed to a successful student, much less a College Dean of Students. Through his hardships, Ernesto learned to never give up on life.

Mr. Mejia will give a presentation during the luncheon.