Latin@ Leadership Initiative

Our goal is to transform Marian University into the best option for our Latin@ students to become transformational leaders through an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment, that is rooted to our Catholic Franciscan tradition.

  • Manuela Higgins
    Manuela Salazar
    Executive Director of Latin@ Leadership
  • Julia Baumgardt
    Julia Baumgardt
    Department of Modern Languages
  • Sonya Chevigny
    Sonya Chevigny
    Social Media Manager
  • Krista Chinchilla
    Krista Chinchilla
    Campus Minister
  • Mark Erdosy
    Mark Erdosy
    Executive Director of San Damiano Scholars
  • Fr. Barry Fischer
    Fr. Barry Fischer
    Campus Chaplain
  • Yuriko Ikeda
    Yuriko Ikeda
    Spanish Professor
  • Marilda Oviedo
    Marilda Oviedo
    Communications Professor
  • Carlos Sosa
    Carlos Sosa
    Professor Graphic Design

Community partners

  • La Plaza
  • Indiana Commission of Hispanic and Latino Affairs
  • Indiana Latino Institute
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Lawrence Township
  • Project Stepping Stone
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