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May 20, 2020

Alianza welcomes 2020-2021 board

Submitted by Roberta Maldonado Franzen

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Alianza has selected and welcomes its incoming 2020-2021 board.

Alianza's incoming president is Pedro Silva Espinoza, teaching assistant professor in the College of Education. He will serve as president for 2020-2021.

Latania Marr, an instructor in the College of Education, was elected vice president and will serve in this role for one year and then become president for 2021-2022.

The following board members will serve two years in their new roles:

  • Clara Kientz, assistant director in Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education, or CARE, was elected secretary.
  • Marianne Korten, professor of mathematics, was elected treasurer.
  • Lizbeth Alcantara, international student advisor in international programs, was elected social chair.

Officers are elected every May and serve from June 1 until May 31 of the following year.

Roberta Maldonado Franzen recognizes and thanks the past board — Pedro, Latania, Marianne, Martha Smith Caldas, teaching associate professor in biology; and Rebeca Paz, assistant director of the Office of First-generation Students — for their assistance and support in 2019-2020. She said it was an honor to serve with you.