Worcester State University
Latino Education Institute

Board of Advisors

The mission of the LEI Board of Advisors is to provide advice to the Executive Director and Worcester State College’s President and Vice President for Academic Affairs on: the strategic direction for the Latino Education Institute; technical expertise; support for its programs; initiatives and future fundraising activities. Current members include:

FY 2013-2014 


Co-Chair, Miguel A. Lopez

Sergeant, Worcester Police Department


Co-Chair, Ms. Gladys Rodriguez-Parker

Constituent Services Director, Congressman James P. McGovern's Office


Co-Chair, Mr. Alex Zequiera

President, Nativity School of Worcester


Mr. Barry M. Maloney

President, Worcester State University


Mr. Edward Augustus Jr.

Director, Government and Community Relations

College of the Holy Cross


Ms. Pamela Boisvert

Vice President, Colleges of Worcester Consortium


Dr. Ramon Borges-Mendez

Associate Professor, Community Development and Planning,

Clark University


Dr. Gail Carberry

President, Quinsigamond Community College


Dr. Rosa Carrasquillo

Assistant Professor, Caribbean/Latin American History,
College of the Holy Cross


Senator Harriette Chandler*

Mr. Kirshner Donis

Assistant Director, International & ALANA Admissions,
Worcester State University


Dr. Guillermina Elissondo

Associate Professor, World Languages, 
Worcester State University


Deacon Francisco Escobar

Deacon, St. Paul's Cathedral 

Mr. Juan Gomez
Associate Dean for Graduating and Continuing Education,

Worcester State University


Dr. Roberta Kyle

Executive Director, Centro Las Americas


Congressman James P. McGovern*


Mr. John Monfredo
Worcester School Committee Member


State Senator Michael Moore*


Honorable Timothy Murray

President and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Leopoldo Negrón-Cruz
Coordinator HIV Counseling & Test Program

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center


Reverend Dr. Sarai Rivera
City Councilor, Worcester Fourth District


Mr. John Rodriguez
Guidance Counselor, Worcester Public Schools


Dr. Bertha Elena Rojas
Manager of English Language Learners and Supplemental Support Services, Worcester Public Schools


Mr. Mario Silva-Rosa

Director of Admissions, Assumption College 


Mrs. Kathleen Toomey
Worcester City Councilor

* Honorary Members

Related Links
  Come View LEI's Success through the Lens of Participants
  LEI Strategic Plan Report 2013
  LEI Scholarship Information
  Mayor's Commission on Latino Educational Excellence
  Not Present, Not Accounted For: School Suspensions in Worcester
  LEI Research Report 2009
  Mauricio Gastón Institute
  Pew Hispanic Center
  Worcester Public Schools
  American Council on Education
  Mass Afterschool Partnership

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