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, Ph. D.
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures        
  • Carla Castano
    Carla Castaño, Ph. D.
    Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Oscar Castellanos
    Oscar Castellanos
    Director of the Initiative for Parish Renewal 
  • Mark Erdosy
    Mark Erdosy
    Executive Director of Mission Integration       
  • Fr. Barry Fischer
    Fr. Barry Fischer
    Campus Chaplain
  • Yuriko Ikeda
    Yuriko Ikeda, Ph. D.
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Marilda Oviedo
    Marilda Oviedo
    Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Allison Segarra Hansen
    Allison Segarra-Hansen
    Director of Clinical Experiences
    Assistant Professor of Education
    Advisor for Student Organization of Latinos
  • Carlos Sosa
    Carlos Sosa
    Professor of 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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