Chicago, IL, - May 30, 2020 - The University of Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association (LLAA) is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors. LLAA invited its membership to vote on its newest generation of leadership. The Alumni Association elected its largest class of alumni, with 16 members becoming a part of the Board. The election of Board Members was open for any due-paying member to be nominated, accepted, and elected to a two-year term starting June 1, 2020.
This year’s membership elected a class of leaders ranging from the fields of Human Resource, Engineering, Public Policy, Education, and Nonprofit.
“At a time where we find ourselves, and our communities, needing strong leadership, many Latina/o/x alumni from a diverse section of years, answered LLAA’s call, and we are happy to receive much-needed help.” said, Cynthia Candido Nambo, Chair of LLAA. "I am reminded of the quote by Cesar Chavez, which rings true today as I look at the aspirations of the Board of Directors of LLAA in 2020: ‘We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and our own.’"