Monday, April 14, 2008

Hispanic/Latino Affairs Commission Gets New Director

Pat Sanchez has been named executive director of the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, according to Inside INdiana Business. She replaces Amy Mendoza-Hernandez.

Sanchez, of Indianapolis, is a former teacher at the Indianapolis Public Schools, where she taught Special Education and English as a Second Language courses (ESL). Most recently, she was a special projects and events manager at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis. She has a Bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and is working on a second Bachelor’s degree in Spanish at IUPUI along with a Master’s degree in Special Education at Ball State University.

Established by the General Assembly in 2003, the Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is a non-partisan state agency working toward economic, educational, and social equality, including promoting cooperation and understanding. The Commission identifies, measures and reviews programs, legislation and researches challenges and opportunities affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. The Commission identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and legislature.

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